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Rosedale Abbey Town Information

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Rosedale - Photo © Andy Beecroft
Rosedale - Photo: Andy Beecroft CCL

Rosedale sits in one of the prettiest valleys in the North York Moors but during the 19th century it was a veritable hive of industry, its population multiplying after the discovery of high-grade iron ore sparked a mini-Klondike. Mines were pushed deep in to the bowels of the valley’s hillsides and the North Eastern Railway Company seized the opportunity to build a new line. Kilns can still be seen but stones from the walls of 12th century Rosedale Abbey were pilfered to build houses for the miners, so little remains of the original nunnery.