Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Byland Abbey is a ruined abbey and a small village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England at grid reference SE549790. It was founded as a Savigniac abbey in January 1135 and was absorbed by the Cistercian order in 1147. It wasn't an easy start for the community who had had to move five times before settling at New Byland, near Coxwold in 1177. However, once it had overcome this bad start, it was described in the late 14th century as "one of the three shining lights of the north." Its financial success was not as great as that of places like Rievaulx, but it was famed for its sheep rearing and wool exports. Its church was said to be among the finest 12th-century churches in Europe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135969536
  • 9786135969535