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Whitby Abbey (Ruins)

A Grade I Listed Building in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4884 / 54°29'18"N

Longitude: -0.6072 / 0°36'25"W

OS Eastings: 490325

OS Northings: 511229

OS Grid: NZ903112

Mapcode National: GBR SJ6J.BT

Mapcode Global: WHG9Y.NF2Z

Plus Code: 9C6XF9QV+84

Entry Name: Whitby Abbey (Ruins)

Listing Date: 23 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326506

ID on this website: 101316347

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Whitby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Whitby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Whitby Abbey (Ruins)



Founded by Oswy, King of Northumbria, in about 656, the first abbess being
St Hilda. Destroyed by the Danes in circa 870 and refounded for the Benedictines
by Reinfrid, one of the soldiers of William the Conqueror. Extensive ruins
of the church from early Cl2 to Cl4. See 'Whitby Abbey' by Department of
the Environment, AM. NMR.

Listing NGR: NZ9032511229

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