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Rosedale Abbey

Hob Uid: 60492
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Rosedale East Side
Grid Ref : SE7236595923
Summary : The Priory of St Mary and St Laurence, a Cistercian nunnery founded before 1158 and dissolved in 1535. The only remains are an angle buttress and a spiral staircase, which were probably the south-west angle of the south transept. The staircase is visible as a ruined building on air photographs and was mapped as part of the North York Moors NMP. The feature is extant on the latest 2009 vertical photography.
More information : (SE 72379592) Abbey (NR) (Remains of) (1)

The Priory of St Mary and St Laurence, for Cistercian Nuns (though some sources give it as Benedictine). Founded before 1158, suppressed 1535. (2)

The only remains are an angle buttress and a spiral staircase, probably the SW angle of the S transept. (3)

'Rosedale Abbey' though incorrect, is the usual name. (4)

The remains, as noted by Pevsner, are in fair condition. See photograph. (5)

The staircase of the Cistercian nunnery is visible as a ruined building on air photographs, centred at SE 7236 9592. The feature is extant on the latest 2009 vertical photography.
(6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1912
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source : Yorkshire, the North Riding
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Rosedale 1970 8-10 (R H Hayes)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 08-NOV-73
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SE7295 24-MAY-2009
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1538
Monument Start Date : 1158
Monument Type : Benedictine Nunnery, Priory
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1535
Monument Start Date : 1158
Monument Type : Cistercian Nunnery, Priory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (N Yorks Moors National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : 2456
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 79 NW 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 79 NW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-11-08
End Date : 1973-11-08