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Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

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Overview

High on their windswept headland, the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey dominate the busy harbour town below. Originally founded in the seventh century and ruled by the renowned Abbess Hild, the first monastery here was the setting for one of the defining episodes in the establishment of the Anglo-Saxon church - the synod of Whitby. After the Norman Conquest a new religious community was established on the site, which eventually grew into one of the great abbeys of Yorkshire. Later, after the Suppression of the Monasteries, the abbot's house was converted into a grand private residence. Drawing on the latest archaeological investigations, this new, richly illustrated guidebook provides a full tour and history of the abbey and headland.

Paperback.36pp
Pub date: June 2010


Size: 285mm x 210mm
Author: Steven Brindle
ISBN: 9781848020726

Customer Reviews -

  • 5 out of 5   Saturday 14th May 2016 by Martin Blumenow, Liverpool.

    Membership number:454678975.

    Just finished reading this guidebook to the abbey, and I enjoyed it very much. I have visited Whitby Abbey many times over the years and during various seasons. I found it a very useful guide to the history of the abbey and town. It expanded my interest very much, and gave me a much better understanding of the site and the town. Next time I go there, it will be a much better experience. Thanks very much.

  • 5 out of 5   Saturday 14th May 2016 by , .

    Membership number:454678975.

    Just finished reading this guidebook to the abbey, and I enjoyed it very much. I have visited Whitby Abbey many times over the years and during various seasons. I found it a very useful guide to the history of the abbey and town. It expanded my interest very much, and gave me a much better understanding of the site and the town. Next time I go there, it will be a much better experience. Thanks very much.\r\n

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