Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey
a ruined abbey near Ripon in north-east England. It was built in 1132 and destroyed in the 16th century during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Many people visit the ruins, which have been well preserved in attractive countryside. They were made a World Heritage Site in 1986.

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  • Fountains Abbey — • A monastery of the Cistercian Order situated on the banks of the Skell about two and a half miles from Ripon in Yorkshire, established by thirteen Benedictine monks of St. Mary s Abbey, York Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fountains… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Fountains Abbey — [Fountains Abbey] a ruined ↑abbey near Ripon in north east England. It was built in 1132 and destroyed in the 16th century during the ↑Dissolution of the Monasteries. Many people visit the ↑ruins, which have been well preserved in attractive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fountains Abbey —   [ faʊntɪnz æbɪ], Dorf südwestlich von Ripon im nördlichen Yorkshire, Nordengland. Eine 1132 gegründete Benediktinerabtei wurde bereits 1135 vom Zisterzienserorden übernommen und die Abteikirche (12. Jahrhundert) als kreuzförmige Basilika… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fountains Abbey — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey State Party = Type = Cultural Criteria = i, iv ID = 372 Region = Europe and North America Year = 1986 Session = 10th Link =… …   Wikipedia

  • Fountains Abbey — Zisterzienserabtei Fountains Äußeres der Abtei mit Blick zum Turm Lage Vereinigtes Konigreich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fountains Abbey — Fountains Ab|bey an ↑abbey, built in the 12th century, in North Yorkshire, England where Cistercian monks (=members of an all male religious group) lived. It is now a ↑ruin and is visited by many tourists …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fountains Hall — is a country house near Ripon in North Yorkshire, England, close to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey. It belongs to the National Trust as part of its Fountains Abbey Studley Royal Water Garden property, and is a Grade I listed… …   Wikipedia

  • Abbey of Rievaulx —     Abbey of Rievaulx     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Abbey of Rievaulx     (RIEVALL.)     Thurston, Archbishop of York, was very anxious to have a monastery of the newly founded and fervent order of Cistercians in his diocese; and so, at his… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Abbey — An abbey (from Latin abbatia, derived from Syriac abba, father ), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serves as the spiritual father or mother of the community.Some cities were ruled by heads of …   Wikipedia

  • Fountains Fell — Infobox Mountain Name = Fountains Fell Photo = Fountains Fell cairn.jpg Photo size = Caption =Cairn on Fountains Fell pushpin pushpin label position = right pushpin map caption =Fountains Fell within North Yorkshire pushpin mapsize = coordinates… …   Wikipedia

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