Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5621
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityWhitby
Subject Date1200
Image Date1954
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ABB/565 (ES1353.1)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The original Benedictine monastery founded on this site in c. 657 fell to Viking attack in 867 and was abandoned. It was re-founded in 1087 and a new abbey was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was dissolved in 1540 and abandoned.

Subject tags

stone, ruins, abbeys