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Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Wolds

By (author) Bryan Waites
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 10th Feb 2007
Dimensions: w 174mm h 250mm d 18mm
Weight: 655g
ISBN-10: 0752440993
ISBN-13: 9780752440996
Barcode No: 9780752440996
Synopsis
Perhaps no comparable area of England was as intensively settled by the great monastic houses as the north-east of Yorkshire, which contained Whitby Abbey, Guisborough, Bridlington and Rievaulx. However, this is the first comprehensive account of the monastic contribution to Yorkshire's development and landscape, providing a much-needed regional study for this topic. Incorporating a great deal of new material and including a comprehensive set of maps, the author considers the distribution of monastic lands, their growth, the policies of the houses and their wider influence on the area as a whole.

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