Beauchief Abbey from the air
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aerial photograph of Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield,South Yorkshire, England, UK. Beauchief Abbey was a Premonstratensian monastary founded in AD1183 and dissolved by Henry VIII during the English Reformation in 1537. Following dissolution the Abbey was mined for stone and fell into ruin, however the Abbey Tower remained and in the 17th century a small chapel was added to the rear so that it could be used as a church. This allowed the building to survive to present times and it is now a scheduled ancient monument.