Fountains Abbey

A details description of all there is to see at Fountains Abbey would take several days to write.
Fountains Abbey
This Cistercian monastery founded in 1132 ran until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
Fountains Abbey
It is a Grade 1 Listed building and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fountains Abbey
Several buildings around the abbey actually straddle the River Skell
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Fountains Mill

Fountains Mill was originally constructed in the 12th century by the monks of Fountains Abbey.
Fountains Mill
At various points in its life it was also a Saw Mill, Dairy and housed wartime refugees.
Fountains Mill
The mill ground corn all the way until 1927, a Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity, which still operates today.