St Mary's Abbey, York :: Shared Description

The Abbey of St Mary is a ruined Benedictine abbey in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens.

The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055. The surviving ruins date back to the rebuilding programme begun in 1271 and finished by 1294.

The abbey was closed during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries and was subsequently destroyed.

The remains are Grade I-listed (Historic England List Entry Number: 1257128 LinkExternal link


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by David Dixon
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SE5952 : Remains of St Mary's Abbey by Gerald England
SE5952 : Marygate, York, at dusk by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey gateway by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : St. Mary's Abbey by DS Pugh
SE5952 : Abbey ruins by DS Pugh
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey, North Wall by David Dixon
SE5952 : Remains of Abbey by DS Pugh
SE5952 : The Pilgrims' Hospitium, Yorkshire Museum Gardens by David Dixon
SE5952 : St Mary's Tower by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : Artists' Garden and Edible Wood at York Art Gallery by Phil Champion
SE5952 : Towards Kings Manor by DS Pugh
SE5952 : Pilgrims' Hospitium by David Dixon
SE5952 : Yorkshire Museum by DS Pugh
SE5952 : St. Mary's Abbey by PAUL FARMER
SE5952 : God prepares to create the world by Rich Tea
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey Tower by David Dixon
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey by David Dixon
SE5952 : Garden behind the Abbey by DS Pugh
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey by Gerald England
SE5952 : St Mary's Tower by David Dixon
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey, York, at twilight by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : Museum Gardens by DS Pugh
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey, West Wall by David Dixon
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey gateway and south lodge by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5952 : St Mary's Abbey by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 7 Apr 2010, Updated: Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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