Coverham Abbey, Coverham, North Yorkshire

Two stone effigies of knights from Coverham Abbey, set upright against the north side of the garden wall of the present Coverham Abbey House. The remains of the Premonstratensian abbey at Coverham are situated on the north bank of the River Cover. The abbey was founded in 1212 by Ranulph Fitz-Robert when it moved from Swainby. By the early 14th century the house was facing near collapse following the loss of lands and income, fire and the consequences of raids by the Scots in 1314-1318. This prompted a phase of rebuilding and by 1350 the abbey had recovered. In 1536 Coverham Abbey was dissolved.


North Yorkshire Coverham


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


knight abbey monastery dissolution monument