Baysdale Abbey Bridge, 460m East of Baysdale Farm

North Yorkshire

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Baysdale Abbey Bridge
Exit road over teh bridge
Bridge from Upstream
Downstream side of the Bridge
Entrance to Baysdale Abbey
Entrance to Baysdale Abbey in Summer
Summer view of Exit road over the Bridge
Baysdale Abbey

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Scarborough Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Scarborough and Whitby

Grid Reference

SE620620 (462041, 506775)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.4524, -1.04301

Nearest Postcode

YO21 2SF

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User-Submitted Notes

The bridge is said to be the oldest stone bridge in the North Yorkshire Moors and was built in the 13th century to provide access over “Black Beck” into Baysdale Abbey. This name is misleading it was in fact was nothing more than a small Cistercian Priory for twelve nuns and a prioress. This nunnery has long since disappeared with only the entrance bridge surviving. However the location which now consists of a farm and holiday homes retains the name Baysdale Abbey.

John D Hunter, 19 February 2013

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