Mount Grace Priory (North Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Northallerton, North Yorkshire. tel = 01609 883494 Open 1 April-30 Sep: 10am-6pm daily. 1-31 Oct: 10am-5pm dail ... more
Newest Review: ... housed the 2-storey houses in which the monks lived. Each individual cell had a study and bedroom with a workshop on the first floor as well as a small walled garden. Unfortunately, only the ground floor remains but there is a reconstructed cell in the centre of the north cloister walk. Here you really get a feel for how it must have felt, praying and working in an individual cell. Even ... more
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by - written on 16/05/01, updated on 16/05/01 (Very useful, 81 readings)
As well as Rievaulx Abbey, the North-East has some amazing historic places to visit. Among my favourites is Mount Grace Priory, a mere stone’s throw from where I was brought up as a child. There are only nine Carthusian churches in England and Mount Grace Priory, founded in 1398, is the best preserved of them all. The Carthusian monastic order lived like hermits in individual cells. They did not spend much time together and only lived together out of necessity (financial and for safety reasons). Mount Grace Priory has a large open cloister, which housed the 2-storey houses in which the monks lived. Each individual cell had a study and bedroom ... Read the complete review
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