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In Video: Abseiling stonemason helps preserve North Yorkshire abbey


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Stonemason James Preston from SSH Conservation surveys Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

Abseiling stonemason James Preston, from SSH Conservation, ascends the heights of Rievaulx Abbey as English Heritage prepares to carry out vital conservation work.

Rievaulx Abbey was built in 1132 and was once England’s most powerful Cistercian monastery.


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