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|The stonework on the mound and around
the inner courtyard of Pickering Castle was built for Henry III as a
necessary defense against the Scots. The outer entrance, the curtain
wall, and its three towers were built on the orders of Edward II in
|Debbie at the gatehouse. (325kb)||Just inside the gatehouse, looking at the
ruins of Coleman tower, and the mound. (174kb)
|The castle chapel. (234kb)|
|Info about the example charter granted by Edward I to Roger Pilkington. (131b)||A close up of the charter. (252kb)
|The postern gate, east turret, and Rosamund's tower. (287kb)|
|The Diate Hill tower. (158kb)||The view of the gatehouse and inner
courtyard from the top of the mound. (183kb)
Set dramatically on a headland projecting into the North Sea, the magnificent ruins of Whitby Abbey are a monument to on of the most remarkable and venerable religious foundations of medieval England.
Whitby as rebuilt in the 1070s, on a site of a previously destroyed monastery, by Reinfrid, a knight who had fought for William the Conqueror. The community followed the Benedictine rule and developed into one the great medieval abbeys of Yorkshire.
|A view of the ruins from the south. (123kb)||The great arched windows at the head of the
|Looking down the north column of the nave, towards the church entrance. (219kb)|
|A view of the north transept. (204kb)||Looking out at the north sea from the
|Looking north across the bay. (153kb)|
|Interesting part of the north wall.
The different kinds of windows indicate that this wall was built in two
|Another shot of the neat window tracery. (154kb)||A view of the crossing and into the choir. (178kb)|
|A buckle (for which I didn't get the info) but is from the Saxon period. (149kb)||A flash shot of the buckle. (151kb)
|A flash shot of a really neat strap end. (84kb)|
|Info on the strap end. (27kb)||The strap end without flash. (116kb)
Scarborough Castle stands on a massive promontory of rock that rises sheer-sided high above the North Sea. The great keep was built by Henry II, 1159-69, and it stood until the west wall collapsed after bombardment during the English Civil War siege of 1645.
|The great keep tower. (1891kb)||Another view, looking into the keep. (317kb)||A side view of the keep, showing how much
was destroyed. (186kb)
|Looking south over the harbor, from a viewing tower on the curtain wall. (176kb)||Looking south east along the curtain wall.
|Looking north along the curtain wall (151kb)|
|A cool cat leaving the castle gate. (194kb)||The castle gate. (268kb)||Some neat gothic tracery in a 14th century
church just below the castle gate. (280kb)