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Whitby Abbey seen from the graveyard of St Mary's, Whitby, North Yorkshire

RIBA Ref No RIBA5622
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityWhitby
Subject Date652
Image Date1956
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ABB/572 (ES666.7)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectStone ; 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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