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Updated on: December  8, 2018.

Whitby Abbey, album created on October 25, 2018

The huge, gaunt shell of Whitby’s abbey church is one of Yorkshire’s most memorable landmarks, visible from miles away from land or sea. Yet the monastery only represents a part of the history of the headland upon which it stands. People have lived here since at least Roman times, when there was probably a signal station on the cliff edge. In the 7th, 8th and 9th centuries there was a thriving Anglican community here, with a famous minster (or monastery) of monks and nuns, founded by St. Hild, a…

Helmsley Castle, album created on October 12, 2018

Helmsley Castle stands on an outcrop of rock in the valley of the river Rye, overlooking the historic market town of the same name to the east. First raised by Walter Espec in the early 12th century, the castle was rebuilt in stone by Robert de Ros II from the 1190's, with his great East Tower overlooking the town. Robert's descendants developed the defences and the domestic accommodation of the castle throughout the Middle Ages. In the late 16th century the Manners family built a mansion with…

Scarborough Castle, album created on October  1, 2018

Scarborough Castle stands on a massive promontory of rock that rises above the North Sea. The site has been intermittently inhabinted and fortified for nearly 3000 years. With its own anchorage, now the harbour, Scarborough has long been an important gateway to north-east England. In the fourth century the Romans built a fortified signal station here, one of a coastal chain that watched for seaborne raiders. A castle was first established here by William le Gros, Earl of York, in the mid 12th c…

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