Ellerton Abbey  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ellerton Abbey like this:

ELLERTON-ABBEY, a township in Downholme parish, N. R. Yorkshire; on the river Swale, 6½ miles SW by W of Richmond. Real property, with Stainton, £1, 419. Pop., 50. Houses, 10. A Gilbertine nunnery was founded here, in the time of Henry II., by Warnerius, steward to the Earl of Richmond; and some remains of it, including a tower, still exist.

Ellerton Abbey through time

Ellerton Abbey is now part of Richmondshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Richmondshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ellerton Abbey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ellerton Abbey, in Richmondshire and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th February 2020

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