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    friary was the earliest Carmelite house to be established in Norfolk It was also the first Carmelite house to be established after their expulsion from Mount Carmel in Sinai Egypt in 1238 It was founded in 1242 by Ralph Hempnale and William Calethorpe on a site at Bradmer east of Burnham Norton village It was moved to its present site in 1252 The friary was enlarged in 1298 and again

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    to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites St Mary s was the church of the Gilbertine priory founded in Malton The Priory was founded in 1147 1154 by Eustace Fitz John for the canons of the Gilbertine order There were 26 houses of this order in England of which 5 were in Yorkshire It is the only church of the Gilbertine Order

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    Kirkstall is now the most complete set of Cistercian ruins in Britain The church still stands to roof level In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the road from Leeds to Skipton ran right through the nave The abbey is now in the care of Leeds City Council 2011 More Info Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Kirkstall Abbey Kirkstall Leeds West Yorkshire Kirkstall Abbey was founded in 1152 by a community of Cistercian monks from Fountains Abbey It gained its wealth from keeping sheep for the wool trade Monastic life for the 31 monks came to an end in November 1540 when the abbey was surrendered to Henry VIII as part of the dissolution of the monasteries Although a few buildings were cleared to ground level most were left standing and used for agricultural purposes This is perhaps why Kirkstall is now the most complete set of Cistercian ruins in Britain The church still stands to roof level In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the road from Leeds to Skipton ran right through the nave The abbey is now in the care of Leeds City Council 2011 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Ryedale North Yorkshire The ruins of Rievaulx Abbey looking towards the chancel of the 13th century monastery church Rievaulx Abbey was once one of the foremost Cistercian monasteries in Britain and was founded in a remote valley in the Yorkshire Wolds After the dissolution the site was granted to the Earl of Rutland along with the Helmsley estates This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Reconstruction drawing of Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Ryedale North Yorkshire A drawing reconstructing monks worshipping in the 13th century church of the Cistercian monastery in the Yorkshire Wolds Cistercian monks followed the rule of St Benedict They founded a monastery near Rievaulx in the 1130s After the dissolution the site was granted to the Earl of Rutland along with the Helmsley estates This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Reproduced by permission of English Heritage NMR Furness Abbey Barrow In Furness Cumbria St Mary of Furness was founded in 1123 by Stephen who became King of England By Tudor times it was the second richest Cistercian house in England It was dissolved in 1537 after some of the monks became involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace In 1539 the abbey and its land was granted to Henry VIII s first minister Thomas Cromwell This view is taken from the nave showing the crossing and transcept walls This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage Photo Library Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Norfolk Castle Acre Priory was a Cluniac monastery founded in 1090 The surviving remains include the early 12th century church the prior s house and a porch which originally formed the main entrance to the cloister The priory was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1537 and granted to Thomas Howard Duke of Norfolk By 1558 the buildings were being demolished The prior s lodgings were retained for use as a house This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright English Heritage NMR Thornton Abbey Thornton Curtis North Lincolnshire Aerial view of the remains of Thornton Abbey Humberside A priory for Augustinian canons was established here in 1139 and it became an abbey in 1148 It was largely rebuilt during the 13th and 14th centuries It was dissolved in December 1539 The abbot had been involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace it is not clear what happened to him The abbey was finally closed in 1547 The gatehouse remains but other buildings were demolished when a hall and farmhouse were built This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Fountains Abbey North Yorkshire 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 Add to My Favourites Copyright Crown copyright NMR Byland Abbey Byland North Yorkshire 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 were converted into a house This site is now in the care of English Heritage 2010 Add to My Favourites Helmut Schulenburg Source English Heritage NMR Hailes Abbey Stanway Gloucestershire The Cistercian 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

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    to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites A group of people standing beside the park gates with the obelisk in the distance Royal Victoria Park was opened in 1830 It was opened by Princess later Queen Victoria as a public pleasure park The park was managed by a committee of wealthy Bath inhabitants and financed by voluntary contributions It was then taken over by

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    click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites General view of children playing in the gardens The Castle Grounds and Terrace were created in 1870 The land for them was leased from the Earl of Jersey by the Rochester Corporation In 1883 the Corporation bought the land from the Earl This garden layout was removed in 1931 This property is managed

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    Gallery Add to My Favourites Four children riding on a many seated rocking horse in the childrens playground at Clissold Park Clissold Park was opened by the newly formed London County Council LCC on 24 July 1889 The park was formed from the grounds of Clissold House and the adjacent Newington Common This open space was saved from development by Joseph Beck of The City of London and John Runtz

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    Lancashire click here to return to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites General view of visitors gathered around the fountain Corporation Park was opened to the public in 1857 It cost a total of 147 000 It was part of the extensive improvements to and expansion of Blackburn in this period Much of the money needed was raised by selling land to the East

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    to images by theme Create Add to Student Gallery Add to My Favourites The park was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1893 It included three lodges a cast iron fountain a bandstand a recreation ground a bowling green a tennis lawn gymnasia for boys and girls a lake and terrace walks It is called Ropner Park because Major later Sir Robert Ropner of Preston Hall

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