Fountains Abbey North Yorkshire, England
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.
Facts & Stats on Fountains Abbey
- Fountains Abbey
- 318150 Go Historic372 World Heritage Site1149811 Grade I listed building
- 54.109685° N, 1.581495° W
- National Grid Reference
- SE 27487 68285
- World Heritage Sitefrom 1986Grade I listed buildingfrom 1986
- 1135 constructed
- Official Website
SE 2768 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY FOUNTAINS LANE ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)
9/38 Fountains Abbey, with ancillary buildings
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. Freestone, with a dark fossiliferous limestone known as Nidderdale marble, and magnesian limestone.
Abbey Church: west Galilee Chapel, nave with north and south aisles, choir, transepts, north tower, presbytery and Chapel of the Nine Altars to east. Cloister south of nave: has on east side Chapter House, with monks dormitory to first floor; west side - a storehouse and lay brothers refectory, their dormitory above; south side - monks refectory flanked by warming house and kitchen. Buildings to south-east of the cloister include the Abbots house and the monks infirmary with its service buildings...
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