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HA07530_Rievaulx_Abbey_and_village3B__William_Beecroft2C_gardener_with_scythe.jpg
HA07530 Rievaulx Abbey and village; with William Beecroft, gardener, with scythe
HA07991_Classic_view_of_Rievaulx_Abbey_from_above.jpg
HA07991 Classic view of Rievaulx Abbey from aboveNote old huts adjacent to Site Museum
HA08594_Rievaulx_Abbey.jpg
HA08594 Rievaulx AbbeyPre-clearance
HA08595_Rievaulx_Post_Office.jpg
HA08595 Rievaulx Post OfficeAbbey Cottage, which looks straight down the Nave of the Abbey
Until a few years ago it housed two or three nuns from the (protestant) Order of the Holy Paraclete
For many years they ran the village school until NYCC closed it; thereafter the nuns hosted people “in retreat”
The Order’s interest in Rievaulx stemmed from their founder who, during a visit to the abbey, had a vision whilst gazing at a carving of the holy dove above the door
HA08596_Rievaulx_Village.jpg
HA08596 Rievaulx VillageRose Cottage before conversion of the far end
The School House is beyond, and steps to Spring Cottage are in the foreground
HA08721_Large_group_at_Rievaulx_Terrace_Temple.jpg
HA08721 Large group at Rievaulx Terrace TempleThe original is very detailed, and individual faces are clear to see...
At a guess, it's early 1900's, before the outbreak of war (which removed many of the males)
Might they be inhabitants of Rievaulx? (but would these be too many?....)
Could they be workers on the Duncombe Estate (at that time extending to Rievaulx? - but still too many?)
There doesn't appear to be anybody from the Duncombe family - unless you can spot some?
Possibly just a charabanc trip from goodness knows where?
HA08829_Rievaulx_Abbey_lithograph_-_R_Sunter__.jpg
HA08829 Rievaulx Abbey - 1844Lithograph by R Sunter
HA08830_Rievaulx_Abbey_lithograph.jpg
HA08830 Rievaulx Abbey - 1844Lithograph
HA08831_Rievaulx_-_James_Orrock2C_1908.jpg
HA08831 Rievaulx Abbey, 1908Painting by James Orrock
HA08949_Rievaulx_village_and_church.JPG
HA08949 Rievaulx village and churchClick here for Google StreetView...
HA09071_Rievaulx_Village2C_1900_s.JPG
HA09071 Rievaulx Village, 1900's
HA09300_Rievaulx2C_with_church_in_background.jpg
HA09300 Rievaulx, with the church in background
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