Jervaulx Abbey

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Romantic ruined pillars of heaven

[ Jervaulx Abbey northwest of Ripon in Yorkshire | Jervaulx Abbey ruins on the lawn | Pillars seen through an archway | Pillars supporting a celestial ceiling | Two arches frame the entrance to a now roofless chamber ]

Jervaulx Abbey is situated northwest of Ripon, not far from another Cistercian monastery of Rievaulx Abbey. I visited the place in 2004 and took these photos. In one chamber, the pillars still remain which would have supported the ceiling; they look strangely complete and functional amidst the other crumbling ruins.

© copyright Malcolm Smith 2007-08-17 - last updated 2007-08-19