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|Set amid woodland below the
escarpment of the North York Moors, the ruins of this 14th-century
monastery represent the best preserved ‘charterhouse’ of the 10
Carthusian monasteries in Britain. A reconstructed monk’s cell and herb
garden offer visitors a glimpse into the daily lives of the medieval
residents. The gardens – remodelled in the early 20th century – are
now a haven for wildlife.
|The Mount Grace info sign. (72kb)||A model of the priory layout. (212kb)
|A different angle on the priory model. (240kb)|
|Info on the priory model. (188kb)||A low angle shot of the model. (174kb)
|A model of the monk's cell. (282kb)|
|The monk's cell model without flash. (249kb)||A lower angle on the monk's cell model. (255kb)
|Info on the monk's cell model. (76kb)|
|Some of the cool items found during excavations. (167kb)||Deb sitting at the monk's writing table in
the outer room of his cell. (out in the real cell). (179kb)
|The monk's bed chamber. (222kb)|
|A view of the chest in the monk's bed chamber. (179kb)||The decorated furniture in the monk's
study/worship room. (189kb)
|The stairs going up to the upper work area. (209kb)|
|The top of the stairs and a view of the upper work room. (239kb)||A view across the monastery grounds.
Each of the doors is a monk's cell. The building on the left is the
reconstructed monk's cell (in the pictures above). (221kb)
|Looking across the monastery grounds at the remains of the monastery church. (187kb)|
|A closer view of the church. (292kb)||A view of the church from the opposite side.
|One more of the church (with less foliage in the way). (303kb)|
|The fancy gardens out in front of the manor house. (289kb)||The front of the manor house. (246kb)
|A pheasant in the gardens. (114kb)|
|Another view of the pheasant. (169kb)||Debbie was stalking the pheasant, trying to
get some really good shots. (95kb)
|This one is pretty good. (85kb)|
|And this one as well. (112kb)||There were other birds in the garden,
including these sleeping (until we walked up on them) ducks. (222kb)