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    click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites An aerial view of Fountains Abbey This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1132 by a group of monks from the Benedictine house of St Mary s York They wanted to pursue a harsher and more disciplined way of monastic life During the Middle Ages Fountains was one of the leading Cistercian monasteries It gave help to a number of needy people who came to the abbey gates during the famine of 1194 6 By the time of the Dissolution it was the richest Cistercian abbey in Britain valued at 1115 18s 2d It was closed in November 1539 The abbot and 30 monks all received pensions Demolition began in 1540 The new owner Sir Richard Gresham stripped it of anything of value Furnaces were built in the church to melt the lead from the roof and pipes The fire was fed by timber from the screens and furnishings He did not demolish all the buildings as he planned to convert them into a mansion The grounds surrounding the ruin were landscaped during the 18th century It is now 2011 a World Heritage Site

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    Add to My Favourites An aerial view of the ruins of Byland Abbey under a blanket of snow on the North Yorkshire Moors The Cistercian community of 36 monks and 100 lay brothers moved to this site in 1177 25 monks plus the abbot lived here at the time of the Abbey s dissolution in November 1538 The site was given to Sir William Pickering and some of the buildings

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    abbey of Hailes was founded in 1246 by Richard Earl of Cornwall He founded it in thanksgiving for surviving a shipwreck The abbey church was built by 1277 The abbey had extensive and elaborate buildings financed by pilgrims visiting its renowned relic the Holy Blood of Hailes allegedly a phial of Christ s own blood Following its dissolution in 1539 by Henry VIII the abbey was sold to a dealer

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    believed to contain the burial place of King Arthur A monastery was founded during the early 8th century by Ine on the site of a possible 5th 6th century monastery and Celtic vallum monasterii an earthwork or wall Little is known of the monastery until 940 when it was refounded as a Benedictine Abbey by St Dunstan The standing remains belong to the great abbey church rebuilt after a disastrous

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    site since Roman times Legend says there was a Christian church in 184AD St Dunstan founded a Benedictine Abbey here in 959 Edward the Confessor rebuilt the abbey on a grand scale in 1065 and made it the royal church of England That church was pulled down and Henry III started to rebuild it in 1245 The Abbey was dissolved in January 1540 when it was the richest monastery in

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    Bayham Abbey with New Bayham Abbey beyond The original abbey of the Premonstratensians or White canons monks was founded in the early 13th century It sits right on the border of Kent and Sussex and had 2 gatehouses one for each county In 1525 the abbey was dissolved by Cardinal Wolsey to create funds for Wolsey s college foundations at Oxford and Ipswich Around 1800 the ruins became a picturesque

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    at Lanercost Priory It was an Augustinian monastery founded in 1166 The beautiful and now tranquil setting of the priory belies an often troubled history Standing close to Hadrian s Wall it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo Scottish wars once by Robert Bruce in person The mortally sick King Edward I rested here for five months in 1306 7 shortly before his death on his final campaign It

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    to the French Order of Grandmont and is unique in retaining its Grandmont ground plan in spite of centuries of natural decay Because its Mother House or ruling church was in France it is referred to as an Alien Priory During the Hundred Years War with France in 1341 Edward III appointed a crown custodian to watch over the monks and to make sure they were not spying for the

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