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ALL THAT REMAINS OF WHAT WAS BYLAND ABBEY

ALL THAT REMAINS OF WHAT WAS BYLAND ABBEY

These scant ruins, which now only suggest faintly what was once one of the glories of Yorkshire, lie about tour and a halt miles west of Oswaldkirk on the road to Thirsk, and some six miles north of Easingwold. Byland was a Cistercian house founded by monks from Calder Abbey, Cumberland, in 1177. The ruin, with its three pointed windows and the remains of a circular window, is a lovely specimen of Early English work, and a portion of the south transept is still standing. The monks of Byland founded Jervaulx Abbey.

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