View of Fountains Abbey ruins with a triptych of arches in the foreground and ruins behind them

Date:
1940 - 1949
Location:
Fountains Abbey, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Fountains Abbey Estate, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Reference:
BB57/00157
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

Description

A view of Fountains Abbey ruins seen through a triptych of arches in the foreground. The arches are set in freestone which is damaged at the top, and reveal low stone walls directly behind them. Further in the background are more rows of arches both parallel and perpendicular to the front. The abbey was founded in 1132 by Cistercian monks and is one of the finest preserved abbeys. The main building took place between 1170-1247 and late 15th century to early 16th century. The abbey had many owners after the dissolution and is currently owned by the National Trust.

Content

This is part of the Series: EMB01/01 Negatives taken by Mrs E M Booty; within the Collection: EMB01 Mrs E M Booty Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Booty, E M

Keywords

Medieval Cistercian Abbey

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