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Richard Fastolf
(Died 1170)

Abbot of Valleclare
Abbot of Fountains
Died: 1170


Richard Fastolf was a native of York. A devout and religious man, he became Precentor at Clarvale and Abbot of Valleclare, before being elected Abbot of Fountains Abbey in 1148. Under his rule, the abbey increased in wealth, both temporal and spiritual. He died in 1170 and was buried in the Chapter House. Stevens says "he was wonderfully beloved by St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Archbishop Murdac, on account of his sanctity of life and eminent learning."

Edited from Frederick Ross' "The Ruined Abbeys of Britain".

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