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,

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16 Oct 2009

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Featured in heritage and other listed properties 2 May 2010

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  • Berns
    Bernsabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, I can almost hear the monks :)

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments Berns

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • thanks Cee

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Congratulation on being featured in heritage and other listed properties

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • thank you Ray

    – Trevor Kersley

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