Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire: the nave of the church
|Artist/Photographer||Bedford, Francis (1816-1894)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Subject||Churches ; Arches ; Ruins ; Abbeys|
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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