Beauchief Abbey

Beauchief Abbey. Source: The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520. Click on image to enlarge it.

“Beauchief Abbey shown in our sketch, was, it is said, built in 1183, by Robert Fitz-Ranulph, one of the four knights who murdered Thomas-à-Becket. According to the legend, Ranulph erected and endowed the sacred pile in expiation of his share in the crime. A small portion at the west end is all that remains of the original fabric” (522)

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“Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520-22. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021

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