Byland Abbey Byland with Wass, England
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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- Byland Abbey
- 54.203135° N, 1.158929° W
- YO61 4BD
- 01347 868614
Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on December 13, 2012.
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. continue reading →