Fountains Abbey North Yorkshire, England

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Founded by Cistercian monks in 1132, this is the largest monastic ruin in Britain and part of a World Heritage Site. It has many interesting things to see in a beautiful natural setting.

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54.109685° N, 1.581495° W


  • Listed Building Description

    SE 2768 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY FOUNTAINS LANE ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off) 9/38 Fountains Abbey, with ancillary buildings GV I Abbey Church, with precinct buildings, river walling and 2 bridges. Founded 1132, main building phases 1170-1247 and late C15 - early C16, by monks of the Cistercian Order...

References & Resources

  1. Fountains Abbey: The Cistercians in Northern England
  2. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (National Trust Guidebook)
  3. Official Website of Fountains Abbey Official website.
  4. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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April 11, 2015