Byland Abbey Byland with Wass, England

Byland Abbey
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Byland Abbey is one of the three great Cistercian monasteries of North Yorkshire, with Fountains and Rievaulx. Although the community had a rocky start, its abbey church was once the largest in England.

Go Historic ID
249277
Best Known As
Byland Abbey
Full Name
Byland Abbey
Coordinates
54.203135° N, 1.158929° W  (map)
Address
Byland with Wass, England
YO61 4BD
Tags
Gothic style/period
Byland with Wass North Yorkshire, England
Europe continent
UK Europe
England United Kingdom
Website
Phone
01347 868614

National Heritage List for England Data

Listing Type
listed building
Listing Status

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

List Entry ID
1315790
Date Listed
1/4/1955
Grade
I
Location
BYLAND ABBEY, MAIN STREET
Parish
Byland with Wass
District
Ryedale
County
North Yorkshire
Description

BYLAND WITH WASS MAIN STREET SE 57 NW (east side) Byland 4/20 and 5/20 Byland Abbey (previously listed as By land Abbey and Abbey 4.1.55 gateway to the North West) GV I Abbey church and monastic buildings. Now ruinous. Late C12, early C13 and C15. Limestone ashlar and rubble. Substantial remains of church including west front standing almost to full height... view full text

Listed Building Description

BYLAND WITH WASS MAIN STREET SE 57 NW (east side) Byland 4/20 and 5/20 Byland Abbey (previously listed as By land Abbey and Abbey 4.1.55 gateway to the North West) GV I

Abbey church and monastic buildings. Now ruinous. Late C12, early C13 and C15. Limestone ashlar and rubble. Substantial remains of church including west front standing almost to full height. Ruins of monastic buildings standing to height of approximately 5 metres in places. For descriptions see DoE guidebook. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Peers C. "Byland Abbey" DoE official guidebook. Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: the North Riding" 1966.

Listing NGR: SE5495378960

Further Resources

  1. “The National Heritage List for England”, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1315790. “Historic England”. June 6, 1995.