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Maintained by English Heritage.

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.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens
1/60 @ f8.0 ISO 100
Focal Length 23mm
Oct 2009

3 images processed in Photomatix Pro3 adjusted in CS3.

Tags

ruins, abbey, yorkshire, rievaulx, refectory

Comments

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Lovely image Trevor.

  • thank you Bob

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for featuring my work.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleover 4 years ago

    Very cool! Great image

  • Thanks very much Debbie.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of an amazing historical site – use to visit this as a school girl… Too many years ago now! The sandstone walls are just beautiful and the sunlit grass through the arched windows just adds that little extra. Great work.

  • Thank you for your comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago


    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • thank you Audrey

    – Trevor Kersley

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