Whitby Abbey England

Founded by a Saxon princess, this abbey hosted an important church council and was powerful throughout the Middle Ages. Today, it is an evocative ruin on a windswept cliff overlooking the North Sea.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248474
NHLE ID
1316347
Names
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey (ruins)
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Timeline

1220
Construction of Whitby Abbey
23 Feb 1954
Whitby Abbey designated a Grade I listed building
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Listed Building Data

Whitby Abbey is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1316347
Grade
I
Name
WHITBY ABBEY (RUINS)
Location
WHITBY ABBEY (RUINS)
Grid Reference
NZ 90303 11217