Seating #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – No words, just pictures. Allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Founded in 1132

This mighty Abbey stands

Although missing some features

It still looks pretty grand

Aelred had been a steward

In David the firsts Scottish household

But at Rievaulx he rose to become Abbot

And died at 57 years old

Work continued under Abbot Silvanus,

With an extension of the abbey church at this time

Providing a magnificent setting

For the now, Saint Aelred’s shrine

Severe financial problems followed,

and a cash crisis caused a resignation.

In 1538 Rievaulx Abbey was shut

During Henry VIIIs religious reformation

Post originally written as part of Cees Black and white challenge (CBWC) – Arches.