Samuel & Nathaniel Buck

Byland Abbey, Yorkshire


37x19cm, c. 1770

“Byland Abbey is an interesting ruin about five miles from Helmsley. It was a fine specimen of ecclesiastical architecture, founded by the monks of Furness, who were driven from their establishment in Lancashire during an incursion of the Scots. When the abbey was dissolved in 1540 its revenues amounted to 238l. 9s. 4d.” (Source: The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 25 June 1836.)