Ellerton Abbey is named after the small house of Cistercian nuns that was founded here in the late 12th century. The church of Ellerton Priory survives as a picturesque ruin in the former grounds of the house. Ellerton Abbey is a Regency villa, built around 1830 for the Erle-Drax family of Dorset as a shooting lodge. The house is in Regency style and in plan forms three sides of a courtyard; the main house with two projecting service wings at the back. The grounds including the priory church ruins were landscaped and a small lake was created.
Hatcher, Jane (1990) Richmondshire Architecture. Richmond: C J Hatcher
Location Site lies just over 2 miles east of Grinton on north side of B6270. No public access. View from roadside, but note few stopping places on this busy road.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Grinton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Viewable from roadside, but note few stopping places on this busy road.