HampshireCam Travels ~ Fountains Abbey, plus a few feathered friends

Rising on Dallow Moor near Pateley Bridge, the River Skell flows past Fountains Abbey before joining the River Ure at Ripon and then onward through York as the Ouse, before flowing into the North Sea at Kingston upon Hull.

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The Half Moon pond.


A view along the canal with the statue of Hercules and Antaeus on the left bank.


Rabbits enjoying the lush grass by the Mill.


The oldest building on the estate, Fountains Mill earliest parts are older than any visible part of the abbey. The mill is perhaps the best preserved watermill in England and the only 12th century Cistercian corn mill in Britain. A major conservation project jointly funded by English Heritage and the National Trust began in 1993. The Trust owns and manages the Mill while English Heritage is guardian on behalf of the government and repairs and maintains the building.


The miller's desk and log, and below the last entry in his book.




The old Abbey doors are displayed on the top floor of the mill.

The 15th century chained dragon was part of a larger frieze.   The carved initials of Abbot Marmaduke Huby (1495-1526).

All photographs © David Packman

  A few feathered friends on Page 3 -  Please click here  

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