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Helmsley and Rievaulx (19 photos)
by Kath Featherstone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 399 N: 14391] (51130)

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In North Yorkshire, the small town of Helmsley and the village of Rievaulx with it's ruined abbey have many links as well as being geographically close.
Walter Espec, owner of Helmsley Castle owned the land on which Rievaulx Abbey was built in the 12th century and was a patron of the abbey.
The Duncombe family from Duncombe Park in Helmsley built Rievaulx Terrace with abbey views.

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