Fountains Abbey in the mid-fifteenth century
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Fountains Abbey in the mid-fifteenth century

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Published by University of Teesside in Cleveland .
Written in English


  • Fountains Abbey (West Riding of Yorkshire, England) -- History,
  • Church property -- England -- West Riding of Yorkshire -- History,
  • Abbeys -- England -- West Riding of Yorkshire -- History,
  • West Riding of Yorkshire (England) -- Church history

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Edition Notes

Statementby S. Payne.
SeriesTeesside paper in North Eastern history -- no. 4
LC ClassificationsBX2596.F7 P28 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p.
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14905265M
ISBN 100907550452

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  The book is available at Internet Archive (see comment below for a link). For more pictures and maps see also `The Ruins of Fountains Abbey` (; also on Internet Archive) which contains the original 13th century document describing the Abbey's founding, a curious and fascinating read in its own right/5(5). Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in is sits approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) south-west of Ripon in North was founded in and operated for years. It one of the wealthiest monasteries in England until it was dissolved in , under the order of Henry VIII.. It is a Grade I listed building owned by the Governing body: National Trust. Information regarding the abbey’s servants in the sixteenth century is provided by the Fountains Abbey lease Book, a compilation of some documents relating to lands and bonds, which was begun during William Thirsk’s abbacy (); it has been dated to The documents in the lease book date from the second half of the fifteenth century until shortly before the dissolution of. I think this is book three or four in the series, but works fine as a stand alone book - I haven't read any of the other books. Historical murder mysteries set in the s. I only picked this one up because it had Fountains Abbey in its title, which is a place local to us and /5(88).

Please book ahead before visiting. The abbey, water garden, play area, and visitor centre car park, shop, restaurant and toilet facilities at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are open and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to . The abbey at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. The dramatic abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country. Step back into a rich and dramatic past and imagine what life would have been like for the monks who first came here all those years ago. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal The Historic Environment 6 Source d) Extract from the Bursar’s Books, Fountains Abbey This short extract gives an idea of the extent of the economic activity on the monastic estate. Of wool sold. Of best wool sold 4 sacks and 15 ½ stones, £s.3 Of medium wool 24 1⁄2 stones, 40s.4d. Of black wool.   MICHAEL SPENCE, ‘Fountains Abbey and the Acquisition of Bordley-in-Craven: Anglo-Scandinavians, Scots and Monastic Flocks’. The article examines unpublished material in the surviving manuscripts of Fountains Abbey relating to a key Pennine location for wool-producing activity, and the lengths the monastery was prepared to go to in order to secure exclusive access.

Musical fountains were first described in the 1st century AD by the Greek scientist and engineer Hero of Alexandria in his book Pneumatics. Hero described and provided drawings of "A bird made to whistle by flowing water," "A Trumpet sounded by flowing water," and "Birds made to sing and be silent alternately by flowing water.". Studley Royal Park including the ruins of Fountains Abbey is a designated World Heritage Site in North Yorkshire, site, which has an area of hectares ( acres) features an 18th-century landscaped garden, some of the largest Cistercian ruins in Europe, a Jacobean mansion and a Victorian church designed by William was developed around the ruins of the Cistercian. About Fountains Abbey. Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, UK, was founded in after thirteen monks were exiled from St. Mary’s Abbey. The archbishop of York, Thurstan, gave these monks new land on which to found their own monastery and, despite the rough nature of the site, their newly built monastery was admitted to the French Cistercian Order within three years. Fountains Abbey along with the Studley Royal Gardens were designated a World Heritage Site in The River Skell runs through the property and all the land along the river was owned by the Archbishop of York. The Abbey was founded on December 27th, ; The Abbey was part of the France based Cistercian Order.