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Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire: the nave of the church

RIBApix ref no RIBA3832
Artist/PhotographerBedford, Francis (1816-1894)
CountryUK: England
CityRievaulx Abbey
Subject Date1230
Image Date1859
Library Reference20619
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The first church for this large Cistercian monastery, founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132, was built between 1135 and 1145. The monastic buildings were extended in 1145-1167 and the chancel was rebuilt in a more elaborate style in c.1230. The abbey was dissolved in 1538.

Subject tags

churches, arches, ruins, abbeys