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Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire: the choir seen from the south

RIBA Ref No RIBA26828
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityRievaulx Abbey
Subject Date1230
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ABB/544 (ES1171.5)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectChurches ; Arches ; Ruins ; Abbeys ; Arcades
NOTES: The first church for this large Cistercian monastery, founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132, was built between 1135 and 1145. The monastic buildings were extended in 1145-1167 and the chancel was rebuilt in a more elaborate style in c.1230. The abbey was dissolved in 1538.
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