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Ellerton Abbey

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Ellerton Abbey

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Ellerton Abbey

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34853

Parish: Ellerton Abbey

OS Grid Reference: SE078972

Dale: Swaledale

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Ellerton Abbey is named after the small house of Cistercian nuns that was founded here in the late 12th century. The church of Ellerton Priory survives as a picturesque ruin in the former grounds of the house. Ellerton Abbey is a Regency villa, built around 1830 for the Erle-Drax family of Dorset as a shooting lodge. The house is in Regency style and in plan forms three sides of a courtyard; the main house with two projecting service wings at the back. The grounds including the priory church ruins were landscaped and a small lake was created.
Hatcher, Jane (1990) Richmondshire Architecture. Richmond: C J Hatcher


Site lies just over 2 miles east of Grinton on north side of B6270. No public access. View from roadside, but note few stopping places on this busy road.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Grinton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside, but note few stopping places on this busy road.

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