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  FOUNTAINS ABBEY - LoveToKnow Article on FOUNTAINS ABBEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mainly on the north side of the stream, in an open glade, rise the picturesque and extensive ruins, the church with its stately tower, and the numerous remnants of domestic buildings which enable the great abbey to be almost completely reconstructed in the mind.
Near the abbey is the picturesque Jacobean mansion of Fountains Hall.
In 1132 the prior and twelve monks of St Marys abbey, York, being dissatisfied with the easy life they were living, left the monastery and with the assistance of Thurstaii, archbishop of York, founded a house in the valley of the Skell, where they adopted the Cistercian rule.
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 Rievaulx Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Riveaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland, it was the first Cistercian abbey in the north.
Rievaulx Abbey eventually became one of the greatest and wealthiest in England, with 140 monks and many more lay brothers, receiving grants of land totalling 6000 acres (24 km²) and establishing daughter houses in England and Scotland.
The Abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1538.
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 Fountains Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hall (2) was one of the most spacious and magnificent apartments in medieval times, measuring 170 ft. by 70 ft. Like the hall in the castle at Winchester, and Westminster Hall, as originally built, it was divided by 18 pillars and arches, with 3 aisles.
Fountains Abbey is maintained by English Heritage, while being owned by the National Trust.
The Abbey is immediately adjacent to another National Trust property, Studley Royal Water Garden, with which it is jointly marketed.
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 Fountains-Abbey.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains was first settled by a splinter group from the Benedictine abbey of St Mary's in York, itself one of the more important houses of the early northern reform and always well capable of attracting recruits.
For the rest of the abbey's life, the monks were able to live on the rents and the mixed economy maintained on the granges they had kept in their possession.
The abbey at Fountains is one of the most remarkable ruins in Europe and a visit to the north of England wouldn't be complete without a trip to view these magnificent remains.
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Fountains stemmed from the Benedictine house of St Mary’s, York, where a group of reform-minded monks fled from their abbey to pursue a harsher and more disciplined way of monastic life.
Fountains experienced financial problems in the 1290s and, like all of the northern houses, fell victim to the Scots in the early fourteenth century.
The abbey recovered its fortunes in the fifteenth century and by the time of the Dissolution Fountains was the richest Cistercian abbey in Britain and the twenty-fourth wealthiest house in the country.
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 Corvus '94 - Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ruins of the Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1132 by 13 monks, are the largest of such remains in Europe.
Fountains Abbey was acquired by the National Trust in 1983 and declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.
The abbey church survives to almost full height, including the tower built c.1500, above the north transept, which rises to an awesome 170 ft. A very distinctive and unusual feature of Fountains Abbey church is the additional transept built at the eastern end of the presbytery.
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 Fountains abbey most famous house in the British Isles along side Rievaulx abbey.
Fountains was founded near to the River Skell on 27 December 1132, and known from its earliest days as Fountains.
Fountains survived to become the richest Cistercian house in Britain with an assessed income of £1,115 in 1535.
The abbey was taken into state care in 1966, and owned by the National Trust although; the ruins have been open to the public since 1850’s.
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 Virtual Tour and Brief History of Fountains Abbey
The Crisis at St. Mary's Abbey, and the exodus of the thirteen founders of Fountains Abbey
The lay brothers were also able to manage fields and herds at a great distance from the abbey, which the monks themselves were unable to work because of the prohibition against traveling further from the monastery than one could return in a day in the Rule of Benedict.
The haunting, majestic ruins of Fountains Abbey became one of the elements in the landscaping of Fountains Hall.
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 Ripon and Fountains Abbey History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Disagreements with the abbey at St Mary had brought them into confict with the abbot there, but the monks had the support of Thurstan, the Archbishop of York who took the monks to his collegiate church at Ripon (Ripon Cathedral) to celebrate Christmas in the year 1132.
The abbey was named Fountains Abbey because of the springs of water that existed in the area.
Fountains Abbey lived in prosperity for much of its history and owned vast areas of land across western Yorkshire as far west as Pen-y-Ghent high up in the Pennines.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate at Epinions.com
Construction on the Abbey of St. Mary of Fountains began late in 1132, when 13 dissident monks left the Benedictine house of St. Mary’s in York to establish a new, reform-minded community.
Fountains thus served as a model for the Cistercian approach to efficiency, which in turn was intended to maximize opportunities for the monks to pursue their religious vocation.
In theory, the design and intent of the abbey complex were dedicated solely to the service and glory of God, but in fact, the monks and lay brothers at Fountains were subject to all the economic and political currents of their time.
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 Fountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains Abbey proved to be a very interesting historical visit.
The area surrounding the abbey was used for farming, mining lead, and horse breeding.
Fountains Abbey is located in the Yorkshire Dales in northern England.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /ukstudy2002/calendar/Fountains.htm   (215 words)

 New Catholic Dictionary: Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Devastating incursions of the Scots caused Edward II to declare the monks tax-exempt, 1319.
John de Pberd (de Fon- tibus), Abbot of Fountains, who became Bishop of Ely, 1220, was one of the most renowned architects of his period.
In 1540 the abbey was surrendered to the king.
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 Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Their first shelter was under yew trees but before long they began to build the abbey which became the richest in medieval England as a result of selling high quality wool to merchants from as far away as Venice and Florence.
There is Whitby Abbey high on the cliffs and scene of the Synod in 664 which settled the date on Easter in England.
There’s Byland Abbey between Thirsk and Helmsley, Mount Grace Priory near Northallerton, Easby Abbey in Richmond, Roche Abbey east of Rotherham, and Kirkham Priory, an Augustinian foundation set in a valley beside the River Derwent near Malton.
homepage.ntlworld.com /garry.stockdill/fountains   (660 words)

 Fountains Abbey: Mostly Medieval Exploring the Middle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A monastery of the Cistercian Order, Fountains Abbey was established by thirteen Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey, York.
Most of this 12th century Cistercian abbey ruin stands on the north bank of the River Skell, but the lay brothers' refectory stretches across the water to the south bank like a small bridge.
The abbey with its guesthouses and offices originally stood in an enclosure of twelve acres; the present ruins occupy two acres.
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 Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Gardens Yorkshire
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, set in the secluded valley of the River Skell and encompassing the sandstone ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, an Elizabethan mansion and a Georgian water garden, is a World Heritage Site.
By the mid-12th century it was the richest abbey in Britain.
Fountains Hall was built by Sir Stephen Proctor in around 1611 with stones from the abbey ruins.
www.touruk.co.uk /gardens/gardensyorkshire_fountains.htm   (320 words)

 Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
St Mary of the Fountains was a twelfth century Cistercian abbey, its foundation coming from a party of dissatisfied monks who had left York in 1132.
Its remains are now a scenic pivot between Fountains Hall, built in 1611 using stone from the dissolved abbey, and the wonderful eighteenth century water gardens of Studely Royal begun in 1718 by a disgraced Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Aislabie.
Like Bolton Abbey, Fountains Abbey stands beside running water, the Skell, and the daily activities in and around the kitchens and the surrounding countryside must have been considerable.
www.heritage.me.uk /religiou/fountain.htm   (359 words)

The abbey with its offices stood in an enclosure of twelve acres, and the present ruins occupy two acres.
The walls of the church, with one tower, still stand, and there are very substantial remains of the chapter house, cloister, refectory, and calefactory.
Some idea of the abbey's greatness may be gained from the fact that the church was 351 feet in length with a nave of 65 feet wide; the refectory was 108 feet by 45, and the cloister 300 feet by 42.
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 What to See in England - Fountains Abbey (By Gordon Home)
Fountains Abbey, about 2 miles south-west from Ripon in Yorkshire, stands in a beautiful wooded valley, through which runs a pretty stream known as the Skell.
Besides the church there are many remains of this famous abbey, which at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries was one of the richest in the country.
In 1140 the abbey was burnt down, but in 1204 the restoration was recommenced, and the foundations of a new church, of which the present ruins are the remains, were laid.
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 Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, National Trust, historic site
A dispute and riot at St Mary's Abbey in York led to the founding of Fountains Abbey in 1132.
Many served as masons, tanners, shoemakers and smiths, but their chief role was to look after the Abbey's vast flocks of sheep, which lived on the huge estate stretching westwards from Fountains to the Lake District and northwards to Teesside.
Fountains once again flourished, but its life was brought to an abrupt end in 1539 by Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries.
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 Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal : Properties : Properties & Events : English Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains Abbey has been described as the 'crown and glory of all that monasticism has left us in England'.
The ruins of the Cistercian abbey, which was founded in 1132, are the largest such remains in Europe and provide a dramatic focal point for the landscape garden, which was laid out during the first half of the 18th century by John Aislabie.
Fountains Mill, one of Europe's oldest surviving mills, once supplied the monks of Fountains Abbey with flour for baking.
www.english-heritage.org.uk /filestore/visitsevents/asp/visits/visit_frameset.asp?Property_Id=369   (327 words)

 Touring Monastic Yorkshire on Britannia: Fountains Abbey
From the beautifully manicured lawns of your destination, the Abbey church sours into the sky above you: the tower, great empty windows, the row upon row of columns ending in the massive Chapel of the Nine Altars, a model for Durham Cathedral.
As one of the most complete abbey ruins in the country, it is surrounded by a large array of monastic living quarters of various kinds.
150 acres of lakes, weirs, temples and gazebos to explore to the north-east of the abbey ruins.
www.britannia.com /tours/yorksmon/fountains.html   (340 words)

 Pentecost Celebration at Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains Abbey, near Ripon, where part of the estate remains closed because of the foot-and-mouth crisis, will be the scene for a 'Celebration of Pentecost', with hundreds of people from churches throughout the area coming together to worship and pray for rural communities.
The Abbey, now a World Heritage Centre, was founded by Cistercian Monks in the 12th century and normally attracts 300,000 visitors each year, making it the National Trust's most popular pay-for entry property.
Canon Tony Keddie, co-ordinating Chaplain to Fountains Abbey, who is organising Sunday's celebration, says that like all tourist attractions the Abbey has been hit by the crisis, but administrators there are keen for the Celebration to go ahead.
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 Fountains Abbey Page ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains Abbey is the largest Abbey in the United Kingdom, and was founded in the year 1132 by 13 Benedictine monks (later to become members of the Cistercian order).
The monks led a poor existence bordering on the starvation levels and with the minimum of very poor rough quality habits as their only means of clothing.
Although the Abbey and the surrounding land passed through several private owners the are is now owned and run by The National Trust.
www.billspics.cambsnet.co.uk /fountains_abbey_page_one.htm   (161 words)

 Buildings and building stone: Fountains Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1132.
The abbey is roofless today, its lead roof having been stripped off in the 1500s after Henry VIII's dissolution of Engalnd's monasteries.
Fountains Abbey is now a beautiful tourist attraction managed by the National Trust.
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 Touring Robin Hood's Nottinghamshire on Britannia: Fountains Abbey
Fountains Abbey has a well and wood connected with Robin's meeting with the Curtall Friar.
It is known by the name of Robin Hood's Well, and so designated from its proximity to the presumed arena where the traditional combat between the outlaw and one of the monks of Fountains took place, upon which both the legend and ballad, Robin Hood and the Curtall Friar have been founded.
This dream was, in fact, realised by the play Robin Hood and Ye Curtall Fryer performed at Fountains Abbey in 1886, as part of the Ripon Millenary Celebrations.
www.britannia.com /tours/rhood/fountainsabbey.html   (341 words)

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