a ruined Cistercian abbey near Helmsley in Yorkshire: built in the 12th century and abandoned at the dissolution of the monasteries; landscaped in the 18th century
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How to use Rievaulx Abbey in a sentence
The reference to the Scottish raid as far south as Rievaulx Abbey touches an event of great interest.The Evolution Of An English Town | Gordon Home
It was after passing a picturesque cottage and bridge, that the first view of Rievaulx Abbey broke upon us.
Passing through the park gate, we entered upon a lawn esplanade looking down upon the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's | Elihu Burritt
A short distance up the stream brings us to the little village of Rivas—as the country folk call it—and to Rievaulx Abbey.A Month in Yorkshire | Walter White