16 January 2018

Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is a ruined abbey and small village in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. The abbey was founded in 1135 and dissolved in 1538. In 1322, King Edward II was at Byland when the Battle of Old Byland took place.

The grade I listed building is now maintained by the English Heritage who oversaw conservation work to repair water damage and repoint stone walls in late 2017, which is when we had decided to visit. The website had told us that the site was open, but as you can see, this wasn’t the case and we were instead met with a large picture of what it should look like.

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