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Whitby Abbey Whitby Abbey (ruins)
Abbey Lane Whitby
Whitby  locality
England  country
United Kingdom  country
Europe  continent
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54.488300° N, 0.607453° W
OS Grid Reference
NZ 90303 11217
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daily 10am-6pm
adult £6; child £3.60
01947 603568

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1. 18ll Whitby Abbey (Ruins) NZ 9011 2/1 23.2.54.


2. Founded by Oswy, king of Northumbria, in about 656, the first abbess being St Hilda. Destroyed by the Danes in circa 870 and refounded for the Benedictines by Reinfrid, one of the soldiers of William the Conqueror. Extensive ruins of the church from early Cl2 to Cl4. See 'Whitby Abbey' by Department of the Environment, AM. NMR.

Listing NGR: NZ9030811222

Source: The National Heritage List for England. Reprinted under license.

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