Rievaulx Abbey Archways

Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by 12 monks. It was the first monastery of the reforming Cistercian order in the North of England. The abbey grew to be one of the most powerful and spiritually renowned centres of monasticism in Britain. The abbey was closed on 3 Dec 1538 during the suppression by Henry VIII.


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Rievaulx Abbey


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Taken on May 27, 2006