Description: Revesby Abbey was a Cistercian monastery located near the village of Revesby in Lincolnshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1143 by William de Roumare, Earl of Lincoln. The first monks came to the abbey from the great Yorkshire house of Rievaulx Abbey. They were led by Aelred of Rievaulx, a former courtier who was to go on to become abbot of Rievaulx itself and a noted historian and theologian. He eventually became a saint.