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England Travels: Byland Abbey

Saturday, April 14, 2018.

On the way back from our travels, we stop in front of the ruins of Byland Abbey. Just long enough for me to hop out of the van and take a few pictures. And then do it again.

Byland Abbey was founded in January 1135, then changed from Savigniac to Cistercian in 1147. (I don't know the details of those orders to comment on them.) Then after several moves, they settled in the this location, near Coxwold, in 1177. At its peak, it had over 200 monks and lay brothers. During the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1538, the abbey had 25 monks and an abbot. English Heritage now maintains the site and had done extensive work to repair and restore what remains.

2018 England trip pictures
Part 1: The Arrival
Part 2: Cambridge (Part 1)
Part 3: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Part 4: Alnwick
Part 5: York
Part 6: Sutton Bank
Part 7: Thirsk
Part 8: Helmsley and Rievaulx
Part 9:  Backyard Blacksmith Workshop
Part 10: Bagby Airfield
Part 11: Byland Abbey
Part 12: National Railway Museum
Part 13: Cambridge (Part 2)
Part 14: Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Part 15: The Departure

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Composite picture of the ruins of Byland Abbey. I ddin't feel like taking...(more)


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Byland Abbey beyond the roadside.

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Byland Abbey ruins.

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The phrase "Bull keep out" has many interpretations (I am not a bull).

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Since we didn't walk around there, I'm not really sure what's a cloister or a...(more)

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Tall piece of Byland Abbey. It contains the lower half of a big window that...(more)

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English Heritage sign marking Byland Abbey.

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A cute rock family resides in the stone wall by Byland Abbey.

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Bethan pointed out the rock family to me. Easy to miss.



2018 England trip pictures
Part 1: The Arrival
Part 2: Cambridge (Part 1)
Part 3: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Part 4: Alnwick
Part 5: York
Part 6: Sutton Bank
Part 7: Thirsk
Part 8: Helmsley and Rievaulx
Part 9:  Backyard Blacksmith Workshop
Part 10: Bagby Airfield
Part 11: Byland Abbey
Part 12: National Railway Museum
Part 13: Cambridge (Part 2)
Part 14: Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Part 15: The Departure

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