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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey
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Rievaulx Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery situated in Ryedale near to Helmsley in the North York Moors national park.

Like many similar abbeys in the country Rievaulx fell prey to King Henry VIII's "Dissolution of the Monasteries" in the sixteenth century, and the buildings fell in to ruins as a result..

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