Rosedale Abbey

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Founded in 1158, the only intact remains of the Cistercian Priory (rather than an abbey) is a staircase in the church yard.

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Although a look around the village suggests much of the stonework was probably reused

Rosedale Abbey

The motto above the church door is quite unusual, said to have been carved by a nun “Omnia Vanitas” (All is vanity)

Rosedale Abbey

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  1. I visited Rosedale a few years ago on a quiet weekday. The Priory remains are near the little school – the village itself had a lovely air of tranquility about it. Well worth a visit! There are also the extensive remains of the former ironstone mining industry present in the area.

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