774a – Bridlington Priory

30 Mar , 2017  

Bridlington Priory

A day of sunshine and cloud with a few spots of rain, but a warm breeze. We catch the 10.0am train from Scarborough to Bridlington and then walk up to the old town area to have a look at the priory church of St Mary, the remains of what was once a large Augustinian monastic […]

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748b – St Mary Priory Church, Usk

16 Apr , 2016  

Usk Church

I then travel the short distance to explore Usk, a place I have passed so often yet have never visited. Parking in the main square by the Victorian clock tower, I walk to the main church, mostly 15th century but built on the site of the first used in the 12th century for a priory […]



708b – Bridlington Priory

8 Jun , 2015  


The nave is all that remains of the Augustinian monastery and this has survived as it became the parish church. There is information on St. John, the last English saint canonised before the Reformation, a set of vey good appliqu├ęd panels telling the story of the priory, plus a lovely Victorian Jesse window. I am […]

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Garden, Priory

694b – Gisborough Priory and Garden

5 Apr , 2015  

Gisborough and Scarborough Mere

We enjoy a look around Gisborough although there is not much open being Easter. Have a look around the remains of the 12th century Augustinian priory founded by the Bruce family. There is not much left, but the full height of the east end of the priory church is very dramatic. We enjoy walking around […]

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679a – Mount Grace Priory

27 Dec , 2014  

Mount Grace Priory

  A grand day out driving the full circuit of A roads on the outside of the North York Moors, around 120 miles. We set off at 8.30am in rain, but it soon clears as we head to Thirsk until we head up to Sutton Bank from Helmsley. We stop off briefly at the National […]

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