Founded by St. Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey now lies in picturesque ruins in a North Yorkshire valley.

Abbey Church from South
View of the south transept of the abbey church from the cloister, looking ecclesiastical north (actual east). Rievaulx Abbey, founded 1132... David Joyal
Location map of Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, England. Click to enlarge.

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Listed Building ID
1175724 view listed building data
Article Title
Rievaulx Abbey
54.2572995° N, 1.1196426° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
SE 57632 84971
YO62 5LB
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

SE 58 NE/SE RIEVAULX MAIN STREET (east side, off) 3/111 Rievaulx Abbey 5/111 (Formerly listed as Abbey) 4.1.55 GV I

Abbey Church and monastic buildings, now ruinous. C12, C13, C14, C15. Sandstone and limestone. For descriptions see DoE Guidebook. Scheduled Ancient Monument. Peers, Rievaulx Abbey, DoE official guidebook; Pevsner, Yorkshire: The North Riding, 1966.

Listing NGR: SE5763084998

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Place ID
Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022