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3. G. Coppack, Fountains Abbey: the Cistercians in Northern England (Stroud, 2003), p. 24.
4. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, pp. 21-24.
5, Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 27.
6. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 30.
7. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, pp. 27-39.
8. E. Freeman, Narratives of a New Order (Turnhout, 2002), p. 156.
9. English Heritage Guide to Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, ed. G. Coppack and R. Gilyard-Beer (London, 1993), p. 14.
10. The mid-fifteenth-century ‘Memorandum Book of Thomas Swinton’ records the purchase of rye straw for the church, which was probably strewn in the choir, Memorials of Fountains III, ed. J. T. Fowler, Surtees Society 130 (1918), p. 167.
11. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, pp. 31-32.
12. English Heritage Guide to Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, ed. Coppack and Gilyard-Beer, p. 19.
13. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 83.
14. For a detailed discussion of the burial of Fountains’ abbots in the chapter-house and church, see R. Gilyard-Beer, ‘The graves of the abbots of Fountains’, Yorkshire Arch. Journal 59 (1987), pp. 45-50.
15. The earliest known burial within the Fountains precinct was of Serlo de Pembroke, in 1135, see J. Wardrop, Fountains Abbey and its Benefactors 1132-1300 (Kalamazoo, 1987), pp. 262-3; see pp. 260-276 for a detailed analysis of lay requests for burial at Fountains. Wardrop underlines the cross section of society admitted for burial at Fountains
16. ‘President’s Book’, in The Ruins of Fountains Abbey, ed. A. W. Oxford (London, 1910), p. 242.
17. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 88.
18. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 77
19. G. Coppack, ‘The planning of Cistercian monasteries in the later Middle Ages: the evidence from Fountains, Rievaulx, Sawley and Rushen’, in The Religious Orders in Pre-Reform England, ed. J. Clark, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion 18 (Woodbridge, 2002), pp. 197-209, at p. 200.
20. Coppack, Fountains Abbey, p. 95.
21. Coppack, ‘The planning of Cistercian monasteries in the later Middle Ages’, p.198; Coppack’s estimations are based on the size of the dormitory, and how many monks this could accommodate.
22. A. Stock, ‘A sounding vase at Fountains’, in Cistercian Studies23 (1988), pp. 190-191.
23. W. St John Hope, ‘Fountains Abbey’, Yorkshire Arch. Journal XV (1898-99), pp. 269-402, at p. 314.
24. Memorials of Fountains I, ed. J. Walbran, p. 114, n. 11.
25. M. Cassidy-Welch, Monastic Spaces and their Meanings: Thirteenth-century English Cistercian Monasteries (Turnhout, 2001), p. 233. For a detailed analysis of lay requests for burial at Fountains, see Wardrop, Fountains Abbey and its Benefactors, pp. 260-276. Wardrop underlines that a cross section of society was admitted for burial at Fountains.