• Fountains abbey

    Image ID
    FOT541027
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    16.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    6144 x 4608 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    520 x 390 mm
    20.5 x 15.4 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    church national trust Yorkshire England Abbey
    Description
    Set in the naturally beautiful Skell valley, flanked by two vast expanses of lawned grass with awe inspiring cliff faces to either side and the river Skell running through the valley and under The Abbey - which in itself is a masterpiece of twelfth century building ingenuity - this truly is a beautiful place to visit. A dispute and riot at St Mary's Abbey in York led to the founding of Fountains Abbey in 1132. After pleading unsuccessfully to return to the early 6th century Rule of St Benedict, 13 monks were exiled and taken into the protection of Thurstan, Archbishop of York. He provided them with a site in the valley of the little River Skell in which they could found a new, more devout monastery. Although described as a place "more fit for wild beasts than men to inhabit" it had all the essential materials for
    Uploader
    Peter William Batchelor
    Contributor
    P W Batchelor
    Date Taken
    2009-05-21
    Uploaded on
    2009-05-21
    Collection
    Vintage road transport
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    Dominant colour
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