Gisborough Priory is located on the eastern fringes of the medieval market town of Guisborough, which lies to the north of the North Yorkshire Moors in the north-east of England.

In 1119 AD, Robert De Brus founded and lavishly endowed a priory for Augustinian canons at Guisborough. This monastery became one of the most powerful in Yorkshire and dominated the life and fortune of both the town of Guisborough and the surrounding area throughout the Middle Ages.

The Norman Church was narrower and shorter than its successors and the only part visible today is the arched gatehouse. Around 1200 AD, the Priory was able to rebuild the church on a much larger scale. The west end had twin towers either side of a large double doorway. The aisles were floored with coloured geometric tiles, while the columns of the arcade stood on sandstone paving. The north aisle was divided into a series of small alcoves and these often contained burials.

Little is known of the other buildings of the Priory, which were positioned to the south of the church. A dovecot was added in the sixteenth century and at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540, Gisborough priory possessed two gatehouses and a large guesthouse. In 1550 the Priory grounds were sold to Thomas Chaloner, who incorporated the standing stonework into his ornamental gardens for his new mansion at Bow Street. The mansion has since been demolished but the magnificent east window was left as a romantic ruin.


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  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    An impressive silhouette, Dougie.

  • thanks jesika! CHECK THIS OUT

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    nice shot:))

  • thanks tina!

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  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    ♥ Beautiful !!! :D ♥

  • Sharon Perrett
    Sharon Perrettabout 5 years ago

    WOW, stunning silhouette Dougie, beautifully presented, one of your best works

  • well thank you sharon!! just popped in on the off chance one night on my way home! voila!

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  • maxy
    maxyabout 5 years ago

    This is the coolest silhouette I’ve seen in a long time! Stunning sunset too!

  • i got the other side in a golden sun first, then the setting sun changing colours. i also have pics from the kissing gates at the end of the path. try"HERE": then gind guisborough on the bubblesite!

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  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!

  • thanks anna! LOOK

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  • Phil Mitchell
    Phil Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Cracking shots Dougie mate.

  • thanks phil!

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 5 years ago

    Stunning silhouette Doug awesome :-))

  • thanks trudi!

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  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioabout 5 years ago

    This is really awesome Dougie !

  • many thanks lisa!

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot! The silhouette is exceptional and the view incredible! What a beautiful arch!

  • many thanks joanne!

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