Library and Sacristy at Byland

Byland Abbey was founded in 1177 by monks from Furness in Cumbria (although the earliest buildings probably date back to c. 1165). The Library and Sacristy are located in the space between the south transept of the abbey church and the chapter house (on the east side of the cloister).

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Library at Byland Abbey © David Gill
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Sacristy at Byland Abbey © David Gill

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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