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Kirstal Abbey near Leeds Yorkshire

Kirstal Abbey near Leeds Yorkshire

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop XLV

Item number: 53-d

Genre: Topographical Print

By the late 18th century, many of the buildings of Kirkstall Abbey were surprisingly still standing. It is not too difficult to imagine the abbey as it would have looked from this view. Kirkstall was a smaller Cistercian house, founded in the mid 12th century and the monastic buildings were erected around 1175. Unusually the abbey buildings remained unaltered between this time and its dissolution in the 16th century.

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