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Rievaulx, North Yorkshire

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Rievaulx, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx is a small village and civil parish within the North York Moors National Park near Helmsley in North Yorkshire, England and is located in what was the inner court of Rievaulx Abbey, close to the River Rye. The inner court of the monastery contained buildings such as the brewhouse, bakehouse and guesthouse. Its name originated as Rye (the river) + Norman-French val or valle = "valley".
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, North Riding
OS GridSE5785
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire

Other names by which Rievaulx, North Yorkshire has been known in the past


Rievaulx, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rivaulx (or Rievaulx), township, Helmsley par., North-Riding Yorkshire, on river Rye, 2½ miles NW. of Helmsley, 5311 ac., pop. 227; the name is a corruption of Rye Vale; Rivaulx Abbey, a fine example of the earliest English style, and one of the most beautiful ruins in Yorkshire, was founded in 1131.

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