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Whitby Abbey (Ruins), Whitby

Description: Whitby Abbey (Ruins)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 326506

OS Grid Reference: NZ9030311217
OS Grid Coordinates: 490303, 511217
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4883, -0.6075

Location: 1 Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT

Locality: Whitby
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 4JT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Whitby Abbey: Saxon Double-House, Post-Conquest Benedictine Monastery, C17 Manor House and C14 Cross., at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

18ll Whitby Abbey (Ruins)

NZ 9011 2/1 23.2.54.


Founded by Oswy, king of Northumbria, in about 656, the first abbess being
St Hilda. Destroyed by the Danes in circa 870 and refounded for the Benedictines
by Reinfrid, one of the soldiers of William the Conqueror. Extensive ruins
of the church from early Cl2 to Cl4. See 'Whitby Abbey' by Department of
the Environment, AM. NMR.

Listing NGR: NZ9030811222

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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