Whitby Abbey seen from the graveyard of St Mary's, Whitby, North Yorkshire
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ABB/572 (ES666.7)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Stone ; Ruins ; Abbeys ; Cemeteries|
NOTES: The original Benedictine monastery founded on this site in c. 657 fell to Viking attack in 867 and was abandoned. It was re-founded in 1087 and a new abbey was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was dissolved in 1540 and abandoned.
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