East Witton

Information on East Witton, Yorkshire

East Witton is a small village on the A6108, set around a village green. The remains of the 12th century Jervaulx Abbey lie within the village. The Cistercian monks of Byland Abbey in Ryedale erected a new church and monastery on the current site in 1156, dedicated to St Mary. The abbey eventually owned half of the valley and was renowned for breeding horses, a tradition that remains in the area to the present day, particularly at neighbouring Middleham

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