evesby Abbey was a Cistercian abbey founded by Founded by William de Roumare I, Earl of Lincoln, and monks from the abbey at Rievaulx in 1143. There are no remains left above ground of the abbey, but aerial shots and excavations show that the site was quite extensive. Revesby had a daughter house in Somerset at Cleeve.
A new Cistercian abbey at Revesby was founded by monks from Rievaulx in this year. The abbey was founded by William de Roumare I, earl of Lincoln and the first abbot was Ailred, who moved back to Rievaulx in 1146 to become the head of that abbey.
Monks from Revesby in Lincolnshire moved to Somerset and colonised the new abbey at Cleeve. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. Various, The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain, 1998, ISBN:0-7134-8392-X