St Mary and St Cuthbert Priory Churchyard

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St Mary and St Cuthbert Priory Churchyard

Route B6160
Bolton Abbey, Craven District, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AL England
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Founded in 1154 by the Augustinian order on the banks of the River Wharfe on land given to the order by Lady Alice de Romille of Skipton Castle. The monastery originated in 1120 at nearby Embsay. The priory was abandoned during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. The east end remains in ruins, and a tower, begun in 1520, was left half-standing, The restoration of the priory church located in the present village of Bolton Abbey began in the 19th century under the guidance of the Devonshire family. The restoration continued to the 1900's, and the Duke of Devonshire remains the Patron of the Priory Church The ruins are adjacent to the modern church.


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GPS Coordinates: 53.9825, -1.88722

  • Added: 5 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2181111