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Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Ryedale, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken September 1988 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: j880323

The ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, looking towards the chancel of the 13th-century monastery church. Rievaulx Abbey was once one of the foremost Cistercian monasteries in Britain and was founded in a remote valley in the Yorkshire Wolds. 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).

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