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Encyclopedia > Byland Abbey
The ruins of Byland Abbey
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Early History

Byland Abbey in Yorkshire was founded as a Savigniac abbey in January 1135 and was absorbed by the Cistercian order in 1147. It wasn't an easy start for the community who had had to move five times before settling at New Byland, near Coxwold in 1177. Its early history was marked by disputes with no less than four other religious establishments (Furness Abbey, Calder Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Newburgh Priory. However, once it had overcome this bad start, it was described in the late 1300s as one of the three shining lights of the north. Byland Abbey didnt achieve the heights of finacial success that places such as Rievaulx did, but it was famed for its sheep rearing, and wool exports. Its church was said to be among the finest 12th century churches in Europe. Yorkshire as a traditional county. ... January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Events January - Byland Abbey founded Stephen of Blois succeeds King Henry I. Empress Maud, daughter of Henry I and widow of Henry V opposed Stephen and claims the throne as her own Owain Gwynedd of Wales defeats the Normans at Crug Mawr. ... Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black Catholic order of monks. ... Events King Afonso I of Portugal and the Crusaders capture Lisbon from Muslims First written mention of Moscow. ... Events November 25 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard. ... Categories: Cistercians | Ruins | England | Stub ... The ruins of the abbey church Rievaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey located in the small village of Rievaulx (pronounced Ree-voh), near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...


Dissolution

It was dissolved on 30 November 1538. In 1539, the site was granted to Sir William Pickering. The Dissolution of the Monasteries (referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between 1536 and 1540, by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the Roman Catholic institutions in England and arrogated them to himself, as the new... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... Events Treaty of Nagyvarad. ... Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ... William Henry Pickering (1858 – 1938), American astronomer William Hayward Pickering (1910 – 2004), director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory William Pickering (April 2, 1796 – 1854), British publisher and bookseller (biography: Keynes, Geoffrey Kt. ...


Modern History

Impressive remains can still be seen, in the care of English Heritage. An interesting feature is the preservation of some of the brightly-coloured medieval floor tiles. An alter table was also recovered, although that is now in Ampleforth, and a stone lecturn base from the chapter house is the only example its kind in Britain. English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ...


See also

  • Wimund (bishop) - English bishop, later turned pirate, was held here after his capture in the 12th century.

Wimund was an English bishop who became a sea-fairing war-lord adventurer in the 1130s and 1140s. ...

External links

  • Byland Abbey (http://cistercians.shef.ac.uk/byland/) website history, building and lands.

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Byland Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Byland Abbey in Yorkshire was founded as a Savigniac abbey in January 1135 and was absorbed by the Cistercian order in 1147.
Byland Abbey didn't achieve the heights of financial success that places such as Rievaulx did, but it was famed for its sheep rearing and wool exports.
Its church was said to be among the finest 12th century churches in Europe.
Byland (198 words)
Byland was founded as a Savigniac house in 1134, but was brought within the Cistercian family following the absorption of the Savigniac Congregation in 1147.
By the late twelfth century Byland, Fountains and Rievaulx were described as 'the three shining lights of the North’.
The community of Byland started as a colony of monks sent from Furness, to Calder, Cumberland, in 1134, but moved to several locations before finally settling at the present site, near the village of Coxwold.
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