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Whitby - its abbey and the principal parts of the neighbourhood

Francis Kildale Robinson

Whitby - its abbey and the principal parts of the neighbourhood

or, a sketch of the place in its former history and present state, with the topography and antiquities of the surrounding country.

by Francis Kildale Robinson

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Published by S. Reed in Whitby .
Written in English


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High on the windswept headland, the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey dominate the busy harbour town below. Drawing on the latest archaeological investigations, this new, richly illustrated guidebook provides a full tour and history of the abbey and headland. Whitby Abbey was founded in AD by Hild, Abbess of Hartlepool. It was overwhelmed by Danish invaders in about AD and the abbey was not re-established until around The present remains of the Abbey Church (scheduled ancient monument, listed grade I) date largely from the 13th century.

[Whitby, the abbey, I., Yorkshire, England] Summary Image shows the ruins of Whitby Abbey which are located above Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. (Source: Flickr Commons project, ) Created / Published [between ca. and ca. ]. Subject Headings. Whitby, town (parish), borough of Scarborough, administrative county of North Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, northeastern England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Esk on the North Sea. The old port town is clustered on the east side of the harbour where it breaches the forbidding.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, Entry based on information from Robert Lynley. Robin Hood's Bay is the name of a bay on the North Yorkshire coast, 8 km south of Whitby, as well as a picturesque village on the north side of the as "Robyn Oeds Bay" in a letter sent from the count of Flanders to a King Edward (probably Edward II. home; illustrations of the scenery on the line of the whitby and pickering railway, in the north eastern part of yorkshire. chapter v. pickering.


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Whitby Its Abbey and the Principal Parts - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. A history of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England published in Whitby Abbey is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance.

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation.

If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book Location: Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT, North Yorkshire. Whitby Abbey, or at least its skeletal remains, sits on a headland overlooking the North Sea and the pretty Yorkshire harbor town of Whitby.

For generations its strange haunting beauty, especially at sunset or in a full moon, has sent shivers down the spine of impressionable visitors. Whitby Abbey (ruins) Extensive ruins of the church from early C12 to C [Description(s) from Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire ()] WHITBY: Wapentake and Petty Sessional Division of Whitby Strand; Poor Law Union, County Court District, and Rural Deanery of Whitby; Archdeaconry of Cleveland; Diocese of York.

This ancient and interesting parish is situated on the Views: K. The skeletal ruins of the 12 th century Whitby Abbey church are the only significant, visible, remains of the great Benedictine monastery that once dominated the town.

Even so, sitting on top of the ancient headland overlooking the old fishing harbour, they still impress. The History of Whitby Abbey. Hilda died inand was interred in the Monastery. She was succeeded in its government by her royal pupil Elfleda, then twenty-six years of age, who died and was buried in the Monastery in The history of the Abbey from the death of Elfleda to the Danish irruption, previously mentioned, is irrecoverably lost.

Page - Ministry; but, his studies being interrupted, he betook himself to teaching; and, about the yearhe settled in Whitby as a teacher and landsurveyor. In addition to a thorough knowledge of mathematics, and of the Latin language, he had some acquaintance with the French ; and his school, which, by favour of Mr.

Cholmley, he kept in the Toll-booth, or town-house, was for many Reviews: 1. Whitby Abbey. A Gallery Through Time. The foundation of Whitby Abbey was, in part, due to the fulfilment of a vow made by the Christian King Oswy, of Northumbria, before the Battle of Winwaed in ADagainst the heathen King Penda, of Mercia.

Oswy undertook, in the event of victory, to establish twelve monasteries on his estates: six in Deira and six in Bernicia. Whitby Abbey, Whitby, United Kingdom. 24, likes talking about thiswere here.

Experience years of history, amazing views and a packed events program, just a short climb away from. Whitby Abbey: History and Stories. Set high on the clifftops overlooking the sea, the ruins of Whitby Abbey tell only part of the site’s incredible story.

Communities have lived on this headland for over 3, years and it has long been an important holy place and seat of power. Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII.

The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England – United Kingdom. The Abbey House, was formerly the Manor House in Whitby, it is positioned at the rear of St Marys church up on the East Cliff and is supposed to occupy the site of the Abbots house.

The part of the mansion which is the oldest is on the south side, supposedly said to have been erected partly out of the ruins of the Monastery, by Sir Francis. J • Old Whitby, p. f History of Cleveland. \ Old Whitby, p. > a The various Conventual Buildings.

19 THE ABBEY. Though very beautiful, Whitby Abbey was by no means a large church. According to Sharpe's plan the length of the nave and choir was ft., of the transept ft. 8 in. Synod of Whitby, a meeting held by the Christian Church of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria in / to decide whether to follow Celtic or Roman usages.

It marked a vital turning point in the development of the church in England. Though Northumbria had been mainly converted by Celtic. ‘As an expression of the general spirit of English coast scenery’ Turner’s Whitby ‘must be considered the principal one of the series’, writes John Ruskin.

1 The view is based on very slight sketches dating fromwhen Turner travelled to Edinburgh in order to witness the celebrations of the recently crowned George IV (see the King’s Visit to Edinburgh sketchbook: Tate D “Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes, and which is the scene of part of “Marmion,” where the girl was built up in the wall.

Whitby Abbey is famed for its role in Dracula, but the Yorkshire ruin is also haunted with ghosts and apparitions, says RICK HALE. Whitby Abbey Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT. Overlooking the North Sea on the windswept east cliff in Whitby, North Yorkshire is Whitby Abbey.

Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top. The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils.

Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, a centre of the medieval Northumbrian abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown under Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries between.

THE HISTORY OF RIPON: with descriptions of Studley-Royal, Fountains' Abbey, Newby, Hackfall, etc, etc. An Analysis of Aldfield Spaw: and Lists of the rarer indigenous plants found in the neighbourhood.

The Abbey looks down dolefully from its vantage point on the cliff, while the warren of narrow streets that wind down to the sea are pregnant with the promise of .A trip to Whitby would not be the same without climbing the steps to Whitby Abbey, counting as you go, and exploring the beautiful ruins which tower over the town.

Many flock to Whitby for its boutique shops and quirky streets, where you will find unique Whitby jet jewellery and other fascinating items. But the haunting ruins of Whitby Abbey weren’t only inspiration for Bram Stoker.

Throughout the years many ordinary visitors, writers, and artists were moved by the fantastic atmosphere of the collapsed structure.

And also, at its peak, the monastery was regular place for pilgrimages and inspired many devoted Christians to find their path to God.