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Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – well-preserved ruins of a Cistercian Monastery

Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – well-preserved ruins of a Cistercian Monastery Stock Photo
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K J Bennett / Alamy Stock Photo

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PPGEK4

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60.2 MB (2.6 MB Compressed download)

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5616 x 3744 px | 47.5 x 31.7 cm | 18.7 x 12.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

5 August 2018

Location:

Fountains Abbey, Ripon, UK

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Founded in 1132 AD, Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved Cistercian monasteries in England. Situated in North Yorkshire, next to the River Skell, 3 miles from Ripon, it became one of the wealthiest monasteries in its 407 years of operation. It was dissolved in 1532 under the reign of Henry VIII. The abbey is a Grade I listed building owned by the National Trust and part of the designated Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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