Byland Abbey Byland with Wass, England

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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.

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  • 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...