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Trip Report England's Ruined Abbeys

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It's a while since I added any more pages to my website
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/index.html

England’s Ruined Abbeys is now on the web.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/index.html

It includes two of the great Yorkshire abbeys. Rievaulx Abbey must be our all time favourite and is a lovely setting in the North York Moors. It also has a very good tea room with excellent home made cakes The courgette and walnut is particularly recommended.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/rievaulx/index.html

Also on the edge of the North York Moors is Mount Grace Priory. This was a Carthusian Priory and the monks lived as hermits in their own cells. One has been reconstructed. With three rooms plus work space in the roof, a fire, water supply and its own latrine this was state of the art living in the middle ages.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/mount_grace/index.html

Thornton Abbey in Lincolnshire was once one of the richest abbeys in England. There is little left of the abbey itself but the magnificent fortified gatehouse still dominates the surrounding countryside.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/thornton_abbey/index.html

Tichfield Abbey in Hampshire became a house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Again there is little left of the religious buildings (the gatehouse was built for the later house) apart from one of the best collections of Medieval tiles in Britain, still in situ.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/Tichfield/index.html

Hailes Abbey also has a display of medieval tiles and also ceiling bosses - a chance to get up close to them.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/ruined_abbeys/hailes/index.html

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