Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Ryedale, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 01 November 2002 © Peter Dunn. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: j020157

The Cistercian monastery was founded in 1132. This reconstruction drawing shows the presbytery in the 13th century, with the monks at worship. After the dissolution the site was granted to the Earl of Rutland along with the Helmsley estates. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

North Yorkshire Rievaulx

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Themes

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reconstruction drawing abbey monastery dissolution religion faith monk worship interior architecture medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage