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  Rievaulx Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rievaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey located in the small village of Rievaulx (pronounced 'Ree-voh'), near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.
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 kmĀ²) and establishing daughter houses in England and Scotland.
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 Mostly Medieval - Exploring the Middle Ages: God and War: Abbeys and Priories: Rievaulx Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1131 St. Bernard of Clairvaux initiated plans for the foundation of Rievaulx which was to serve as the headquarters for the systematic colonization of northern England and Scotland.
Due to borrowing against future income and an epidemic of sheep murrain, the abbey was heavily in debt by the end of the 13th century and was taken into royal protection, with the Bishop of Durham appointed as keeper.
Rievaulx, like Byland Abbey, was plundered in 1322 when King Edward II was surprised and defeated by the Scots during the Battle of Byland at Shaws Moor.
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 Encyclopedia: Westminster Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While the existence of this shrine is uncertain, the historic Abbey was built by Edward the Confessor between 1045-1050 and was consecrated on December 28, 1065.
An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, father), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community.
Although the Abbey was seized by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1534, and closed in 1540, becoming a cathedral until 1550, its royal connections saved it from the destruction wrought on most other English abbeys.
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 Rievaulx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The abbey of Rievaulx was founded as the first Cistercian outpost in the North, and was to be a centre for White Monks to reform and colonise the North of England and Scotland.
Rievaulx was intended to be as a mission centre from which the White Monks successfully spread across the country.
The impressive ruins at Rievaulx include extensive remains of the church, which was one of the finest in the North, and claustral buildings; five arches from the original cloister survive.
cistercians.shef.ac.uk /rievaulx   (339 words)

  
 Rievaulx- A Virtual Tour
Rievaulx was intended to serve as a mission center, and began to establish daughter houses as early as 1136.
Shortly after his death, the monks of Rievaulx began the canonization process; in the thirteenth century, his body was placed in a shrine behind the high altar of the presbytery, which was probably built to house his relics.
The conflict between the English and the Scots devastated the abbeys estates and, consequently, the numbers of lay brothers and of choir monks was greatly reduced.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/medieval/rie/rievaulx.shtml   (1510 words)

  
 Corvus '94 - Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx was founded directly by the holy St. Bernard of Clairvaux, as part of the missionary effort to bring Christianity to western Europe.
Twelve Clairvaux monks came to Rievaulx in 1132, and from these modest beginnings sprang one of the wealthiest monasteries of medieval England and the first Cistercian monastery in the North.
A steady stream of monks came to Aelred, author and preacher, who was regarded then, and since, as a wise and saintly man. After his death in 1167 the monks sought his canonization and, in the 1220s, rebuilt the east part of their church in a much more elaborate style for his tomb.
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 Rievaulx Abbey -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx Abbey is a former (Member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence) Cistercian (A monastery ruled by an abbot) abbey located in the small village of Rievaulx (pronounced 'Ree-voh'), near Helmsley in (A county in northern England) North Yorkshire.
The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of (A fixed text used in praying) prayer and self-sufficiency with as little contact as possible with the outside world.
Rievaulx Abbey eventually became one of the greatest and wealthiest in England, with 140 monks and many more (Click link for more info and facts about lay brother) lay brothers, receiving grants of land totalling 6000 acres (24 km²) and establishing daughter houses in England and Scotland.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/rievaulx_abbey.htm   (525 words)

  
 North Yorkshire Moors Hike: Hawnby to Helmsley
Rievaulx Abbey ruins from the green fields by the River Rye.
On the left is a fenced disused canal that was used by the monks to transport stone from the local quarries for the construction of their great abbey.
The abbey was founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks and grew into the largest and most splendid Cistercian abbey in England.
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 Welcome to The Dalesman
Rievaulx Abbey was described in 186l as 'the awe-inspiring wreck of an abbey, quiet, tender and piteous - so exquisitely graceful, so humble, silent and death-like - the very image of a bygone age '.
In was in the twelfth century that the township of Murton was given by Hugh Malebisse to Byland Abbey.
Thirty-five years after the abbey's founding, there were 140 monks and at least 500 lay brothers here, 'so that the church swarmed with them like a hive with bees¹.
www.dalesman.co.uk /walks/robinhoods.htm   (1393 words)

  
 TimeRef - History Timelines - Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1131 as the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England.
Rievaulx Abbey is now in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.
The abbey was founded by William de Roumare I, earl of Lincoln and the first abbot was Ailred, who moved back to Rievaulx in 1146 to become the head of that abbey.
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 Rievaulx Abbey
The majestic, almost regal, appearance of Rievaulx looming from the depths of a narrow river valley symbolises the power and importance of monasticism in medieval England.
Although the early 13th century church - reputed to have been one of the finest monastic churches in the North - remains substantially intact, less than half of the outbuildings, recorded at the time of the suppression in 1538, are still in existence.
Rarely did the Cistercians break with convention when planning the layout of a monastery, but at Rievaulx the church had to be built more on a north-south axis (as opposed to the traditional east-west) because of severely sloping ground levels.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /abbeys/rievaulx_abbey.htm   (466 words)

  
 Fountains-Abbey.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many served the Abbey in a wide range of capacities such as tanners, shoemakers, smiths, brewers and bakers, but their primary role was to tend the abbey's flocks of sheep.
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.
www.castles-abbeys.co.uk /Fountains-Abbey.html   (3002 words)

  
 Rieveaulx Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx Abbey, founded in 1132, was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England.
The abbey's greatest importance came during the rule of its third abbot, St Aelred (1147-67), when many of its surviving buildings were begun.
When the abbey was suppressed in 1538, there were only 22 monks in residence, though they were supported by no fewer than 102 paid servants.
www.heritage.me.uk /religiou/rievaulx.htm   (169 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Rievaulx
Thurston, Archbishop of York, was very anxious to have a monastery of the newly founded and fervent order of Cistercians in his diocese; and so, at his invitation, St. Bernard of Clairvaux sent a colony of his monks, under the leadership of Abbot William, to make the desired foundation.
The church and abbey, as is the case with all monasteries of the order, were dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Rievaulx early became a billiant centre of learning and holiness; chief amongst its lights shone St. Aelred, its third abbot (1147-67), who from his sweetness of character and depth of learning was called Bernardo prope par.
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 Rievaulx Terrace and Temples North Yorkshire
Dating from 1758 the Rievaulx Terrace and Temples are among the most beautiful and imaginative achievements of 18th century landscaping.
The creator of Rievaulx was Thomas Ducombe III who inherited the property and the adjoining Helmsley estate from his father in 1747.
Rievaulx Abbey is in the care of English Heritage.
www.touruk.co.uk /gardens/gardensyorkshire_rievaulx.htm   (532 words)

  
 Rievaulx Abbey: Mostly Medieval Exploring the Middle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx Abbey: Mostly Medieval Exploring the Middle Ages
Rievaulx Abbey sits in a turn of a narrow valley along the River Rye in Yorkshire.
Built atop several man-made terraces, the abbey commands a broad view of lush meadows framed by the tree-covered walls of the valley.
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 North East History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The abbey was attacked by Scots in 1315.
Rievaulx abbey was founded in 1131 with the support of St Bernard of Clairvaux.
Robert De Brus presented a small chapel at Middlesbrough to the abbey around 1120 to be staffed by its monks and in 1215 the hermitage at Saltburn was granted to the Whitby Abbey by Roger de Argentum.
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 Byland and Rievaulx Abbeys - English Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Near Helmsley are the ruins of two magnificent abbeys, victims of Henry VIII's Desoloution of the Monasteries which saw the conversion of England from a Catholic country to a protestant one.
Rievaulx Abbey is an emormous Cistercian House which once accommodated 150 monks plus 500 ley brethren before the supression in 1538.
The stonework of the abbey itself which lies in 15 acres land is remarkably intact although all the timber work and many of the outbuildings are now gone.
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 Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey is in the small village of Rievaulx (pronounced 'Ree-voh'), near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.
Founded in 1132, it was one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
By the Middle Ages Rievaulx Abbey had become one of the greatest and wealthiest in the land, with 140 monks and many more lay brothers.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/rievaulx_abbey.html   (240 words)

  
 Walks in Yorkshire - Circular around Rievaulx Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx Abbey was the first big Cistercian church to be built in England, begun in 1131 and almost fully completed by 1175.
Rievaulx Terrace above the Abbey, with its half a mile of lawn and classical temples should also not be missed, if only to find the best views of the Abbey.
Over to the left there are views through the trees over to Rievaulx Abbey and to the classical temples on Rievaulx Terrace on the skyline above it.
www.daleswalks.co.uk /walks/walk29/walk.html   (551 words)

  
 Rievaulx Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx was the first and most important Cistercian abbey in Britain and served as a centre for monastic colonization of England and Scotland.
When the abbey was suppressed (read "had its roof ripped off") by Henry VIII in 1538, there were only 22 monks supported by no fewer than 102 paid servants.
There is a fascinating historical display building to the right of the abbey, which includes such wonders as a whiff of the tannery that was placed right beside the dining hall.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/Hotspots/England/RievaulxAbbey.html   (265 words)

  
 Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1131 by Walter Espec.
In the 15th century parts of the abbey were demolished indicating that it had declined in numbers as well as wealth.
When the abbey was surpressed in 1538 there were only 22 monks where there had been 140 monks and over 500 lay brothers during St Ailred's abbacy.
pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk /hob.asp?hob_no=57047   (215 words)

  
 Field Archaeology
Rievaulx abbey, was the first monastery site to be established in the north of England and was intended from the start to be a mission centre for the order in colonization of the north and of Scotland.
In 1536 Rievaulx income was less than £200 had been suppressed, resulting in the north in the outbreak of rebellion, the
On December 3 1538, abbot Blyton and twenty-one monks surrendered their abbey and Thomas Cromwell supervised the dissolution of the monasteries.
homepage.ntlworld.com /colin42/Rievaulx.htm   (480 words)

  
 Ryedale History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rievaulx Abbey in the Rye Valley just to the north of Helmsley was founded in 1132 by Cistercian monks from Clairvaulx in France.
Between 1147 and 1177 Rievaulx Abbey was situated close to another Cistercian abbey only two miles away in the moors to the west at the site now called Old Byland.
The crypt of the Norman abbey lies beneath Lastingham's church of St Mary, which dates from the thirteenth century, although the tower is fifteenth century.
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 Fountains abbey most famous house in the British Isles along side Rievaulx abbey.
It was suppressed for four years later in 1768; the abbey site was incorporated into parkland of Studley Royal, which ensured the survival of its buildings as a landscape feature.
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.
J Walbran substantially cleared the abbey of debris in 1840 and 1854.
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 Rievaulx Abbey, the first Cistercian Abbey in Yorkshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The abbey was too large by the 15th c, however, and parts of the chapter house, warming house and dormitory were taken down.
Rievaulx was the first Cistercian abbey in Yorkshire.
When it was laid out, the gentry would drive over to enjoy the views of the desolate abbey and the wide sweep of Yorkshire beyond the valley.
www.uk-images.com /rievaulx_abbey.shtml   (370 words)

  
 What to See in England - Rievaulx Abbey (By Gordon Home)
The most striking view of the abbey is obtained by leaving the main road and taking the footpath across Duncombe Park, where a sudden turn brings one in sight of a bend in the Rye, with the great roofless church rising on the left bank of the river.
The principal remains of the fine old abbey, one of the most beautiful ruins in the kingdom, consist of the choir and transept of the church, and the refectory.
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