Egglestone Abbey: Tomb of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam

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    "Founded in the 1190s, the Premonstratensian abbey of St John the Baptist at Egglestone was always in difficult financial straits, almost losing its Abbey status through being poor enough to be a priory. Known as ‘white monks’, the Canons undertook preaching and pastoral work in the area but followed the Cistercian rule of austerity. The abbey suffered at the hands of English and Scottish armies, and after the Dissolution in 1538 the north and east ranges were converted to a manorial hall. A new hall was built at Rokeby, although estate workers continued to live in the east range until the late 1800s." Photo by Anthony Foster, 2016.
  • Owner

    Anthony Foster
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5215497
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 231 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-04-15
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