Easby Abbey: entrance


Easby Abbey © David Gill

The modern entrance to the Premonstratensian Abbey of St Agatha at Easby is on the west, river-side of the remains. The temptation for visitors is to try and access the ruins via the parish church on the south-east corner of the site. However there is a steep drop and the Ministry erected a helpful warning sign to redirect the unwary.

Behind the sign, from left to right, is the refectory, chapter house, and sacristy.


Easby Abbey © David Gill

The site original Ministry finger board helps to direct the visitor arriving from Richmond.


Easby Abbey © David Gill



  1. […] One of the Ministry signs has been used at Helmsley Castle in Yorkshire. Variants of this include ‘Out of Bounds’ (Berwick upon Tweed), ‘No Access Beyond This Point’ (Dundrennan Abbey), ‘Private’ (Hadrian’s Wall; New Abbey Cornmill),  ‘No Admittance Without Ticket’ (Saxtead Green), and ‘No Admittance to Abbey This Way’ (Easby Abbey). […]


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