Antony Cairns' photos

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Norton Church

The church at Norton dates from the late Saxon period. It became a collegiate church in 1081, to provide maintenance for a number of canons removed from Durham Cathedral because they refused to wear the habit of the monks. Thomas Sheraton, the great cabinet maker was married in St Mary's church.

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Norton Church

The church at Norton dates from the late Saxon period. It became a collegiate church in 1081, to provide maintenance for a number of canons removed from Durham Cathedral because they refused to wear the habit of the monks. Thomas Sheraton, the great cabinet maker was married in St Mary's church.

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Saxon Church tower at St Cuthbert's Billingham

The Saxon tower, which is about 70 ft. in height, is the most interesting feature of the church building. Externally it is marked horizontally by two strings immediately below and above the belfry stage, the lower part, which internally consists of three stages, being quite plain. A modern single-light window has been inserted in the south wall. The third stage has a large round-headed window on the south side which is treated with a band of stripwork to the jambs and round the extrados of the arch connecte…

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Saltburn Cliff Lift

The Saltburn Cliff Lift is a funicular railway and the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the world. Cliff hoist 1870–1883 The Stockton and Darlington Railway arrived in Saltburn from Redcar on 17 August 1861, prompting a growth in day and holiday travellers. Like many seaside resorts, this created a local business initiative, resulting in various pieces of construction, including the Saltburn Pier completed in 1869. Access to the pier from the town via the steep cliff top was difficult, so a s…

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Saltburn Cliff Lift and Pier

The Saltburn Cliff Lift is a funicular railway and the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the world. Cliff hoist 1870–1883 The Stockton and Darlington Railway arrived in Saltburn from Redcar on 17 August 1861, prompting a growth in day and holiday travellers. Like many seaside resorts, this created a local business initiative, resulting in various pieces of construction, including the Saltburn Pier completed in 1869. Access to the pier from the town via the steep cliff top was difficult, so…

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Remains of Gisborough Priory Gatehouse

Remains of late 12th century gatehouse to Gisborough Priory. Large moulded semi-circular arched opening to Church Street. The S. side is divided into a round-headed pedestrian archway and an elliptical arch for vehicles. The flanking wall to E. contains a fireplace, and a small cell with plain doorway and window openings.

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The Prior's Herber, Gisborough Priory

This beautifully kept prior's herber and a small medieval fruit garden can be found in the borders along the north-west inner precinct wall adjacent to the gatehouse at Gisborough Priory.

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A beautifully kept Prior's Herber at Gisborough Priory

This prior's herber and a small medieval fruit garden can be found in the borders along the north-west inner precinct wall adjacent to the gatehouse at Gisborough Priory.

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Medieval Fruit Garden, Gisborough Priory

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