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Rievaulx Abbey: Location

Rievaulx Abbey: History
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Foundation
Consolidation
Rise and Fall
Dissolution

Rievaulx Abbey: Buildings
Precinct
Church
Cloister
Sacristy
Library
Chapter House
Parlour
Dormitory
Warming House
Day Room
Refectory
Kitchen
Lay Brothers' Range
Novices' quarters
Abbot's Lodging
Infirmary
Guesthouse
Gatehouse

Rievaulx Abbey: Lands

Rievaulx Abbey: People

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The buildings

A QuickTime Tour of the nave of the abbey church at Rievaulx
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This learning-package will guide you through various buildings within the monastic precinct, beginning with the gate-house that stood to the NW of the abbey, and from there moving towards the twelfth-century church and the buildings situated around the cloister, namely, the sacristy, the library, chapter-house, parlour, warming-house, novices’ house, day-room, monks’ dormitory, latrine block (reredorters), refectory and kitchen, as well as the lay-brothers’ quarters on the western range. You can then visit some of the buildings that stood outside the central core such as the abbot’s lodgings and the infirmary in the east, and the abbey guesthouse, that lay to the west of the western range.

| Quicktime VR tour of the site as it is today |

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