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Whitby Abbey Also known as Synod of Whitby

 

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  • Work on the current abbey began in 1078 on the site of a much older Anglo Saxon abbey that had been deserted for over 200 years.
  • Whitby Abbey, left empty for hundreds of years thanks to the Dissolution of the Monasteries started to collapse in 1762 when the great nave fell to pieces and continued to fall in until restoration began in the 1920s. By then the central tower had also collapsed.
  • Whitby Abbey features extensively in Bram Stokers Dracula and has become perhaps the ultimate in creepy gothic ruins. Lucy met Dracula in the graveyard.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
2304
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
10-11-2008
 

Building Location

Address
Abbey Lane, Whitby. YO22 4JT
Council
Scarborough Borough Council
County
North Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Ruined
Construction start date
1078
Completion date
1450
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
32.30

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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