ountains Abbey is located in Yorkshire and was a Cistercian abbey. it was founded in 1132 when a group of Benedictine monks from St Mary's at York arrived at Ripon to celebrate Christmas. They then moved on to become Cistercians and founded Fountains Abbey in 1134. The abbey maintained a large number of sheep paving the way for the area's important cloth industry. The wealth of the abbey can still be seen in its extensive remains. The nave and transepts were first to be built and date from 1135 and taking at least 10 years to complete.
Rebuilding work of the eastern parts at Fountains Abbey.
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Selection of references used:
1. Jasper Ridley, The History of England, 1981, ISBN:0-7100-0794-9
2. Various, The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain, 1998, ISBN:0-7134-8392-X