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Rievaulx Abbey

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Rievaulx Abbey, founded in 1132, was the first Cistercian abbey to be established in the north of England. It quickly became one of the most powerful and spiritually renowned centres of monasticism in Britain. The monastery was suppressed in 1538, but the spectacular abbey ruins became a popular subject for Romantic artists in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • Title: Rievaulx Abbey
  • Location Created: Rievaulx Abbey
  • Original Source: Rievaulx Abbey
  • Rights: English Heritage

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