Rievaulx Abbey

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Related to Abbey of Rievaulx: Fountains Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

(ˈriːvəʊ)
n
(Named Buildings) a ruined Cistercian abbey near Helmsley in Yorkshire: built in the 12th century and abandoned at the dissolution of the monasteries; landscaped in the 18th century
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The great Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx in Yorkshire, whose impressive ruins survive today, was founded in 1131-32, and was largely complete by the death of Abbot Ailred (who had made a major contribution to its construction) in 1167.