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Cloisters by Trevor Kersley

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Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with as little contact as possible with the outside world. The patron, Walter Espec, settled another new Cistercian community, founding Wardon Abbey, Bedfordshire, on one of his inherited estates, again on unprofitable wasteland,

Maintained by English Heritage

16 Oct 2009

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens
1/90 @ f8 ISO 100
Focal Length 26.0mm

Tags

abbey, rievaulx, ruins, yorkshire

Comments

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoalmost 5 years ago

    Super architectural detail in this, Trevor.

  • Thank you Steve for your kind comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture Trevor, love the wonderfully warm tones in the stonework and columns.

  • Thanks very much Gary

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • thanks Ray

    – Trevor Kersley

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