Selby Abbey England

According to tradition, Selby Abbey was founded in 1069 and was the earliest Benedictine monastery in the north of England. Now a parish church, the building features a Norman nave, a Gothic chancel, a 14th-century Jesse Window, another window with ties to George Washington, and a variety of other interesting details.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
437553
NHLE ID
1132591
Names
Selby Abbey
Coordinates
53.7840750° N, 1.0670470° W

Location Map

Map showing the location of Selby Abbey, Selby, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Selby Abbey, Selby, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

16 Dec 1952
Church of St Mary and St Germain (Selby Abbey) designated a Grade I listed building
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Listed Building Data

Selby 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1132591
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST GERMAIN (SELBY ABBEY)
Location
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST GERMAIN (SELBY ABBEY), THE CRESCENT
Grid Reference
SE 61568 32376