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Britain - Photo and History Pages

NORTHERN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

 

English Kings and Queens from 802 AD to the present

 

OTHER BRITISH PHOTO AND HISTORY PAGES

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SOUTHERN AND SOUTH WEST BRITAIN

WALES, CENTRAL ENGLAND AND EAST ANGLIA

MAPS SHOWING LOCATIONS OF CATHEDRALS AND ABBEYS IN ENGLAND

 

 

 

 

The map (left) comes from this book

 

other maps of English Churches and Abbeys

 

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More Books about Cathedrals, Abbeys, Priories and Churches in the UK

 

 

 

Waltham Abbey - the last English Abbey, closed by Henry VIII in 1540

 

Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s

and the 24 medieval cathedrals which emerged after this

 

 

English Counties - source not known

 

NORTHISH & EASTISH

Melrose Abbey - Cistercian Scottish Border Abbey founded by King David (1146)

Jedburgh Abbey (Scottish Borders)

 

Dryburgh Abbey (Scottish Borders) Kelso Abbey (Scottish Borders)

 

 

Flodden Field - the Battle of Flodden (1513) - "the last medieval battle" - James IV of Scotland (who was killed) v Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey (later Duke of Norfolk) on behalf of Henry VIII.

The army of Scotland (with pikes) is decisively beaten, losing thousands of men by comparison with 1 to 2 thousand on the English side (using bills).

 

 

 

Bamburgh Castle - one of the great Northumbrian coastal castles, and the base for Ida, the first Anglo Saxon King in 547AD.

 

England's North East

 

 

 

 

 

St Mary, Staindrop, Co Durham The ruins of the Old Brignall chapel  by the Greta River
 

 

Egglestone Abbey

Barnard Castle

 

 

 
Hexham Abbey (Northumberland)  

 

 

 

 

 

Durham Cathedral - Romanesque masterwork complete with medieval monastic buildings.

 

 

Lindisfarne Priory (Northumbria) - where most of the great northern saints came from.

WESTISH

 

 

The amazing "mint condition" stone font (mid-1100s) in Saint Bridget's Church, Kirkbride.

 

 

The Bewcastle Cross (shaft) (600s) - the oldest around

 

Saint Bridget's Church, Kirkbride (near Carlisle)

Saint Cuthbert, Bewcastle (near Carlisle)
 

Foot warming in February - choir capital - Carlisle Cathedral

 

 

 

Carlisle Cathedral

Lanercost Priory

 

YORKSHIRE

 

 

Walmgate Bar, York

 

Fishergate Bar, York - Paradox's 3xGrt Grandparents lived near the pub

 

 

York Minster - England's largest medieval church and most interesting chapter house

 

 

York

 

 

 

Bubwith

 

 

Selby Abbey

 

 

 

Piggy the bagpiper entertains the piglets in Ripon Cathedral

 

 

The Cistercians in Britain

 

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 Rievaulx Abbey - First Cistercian Abbey in Yorkshire (1131)

 

 

Fountains Abbey - Second Cistercian Abbey in Yorkshire (1132)

 

 

Byland Abbey - The third of Yorkshire's great Cistercian Abbeys

 

 

EAST YORKSHIRE

 

 

Whitby Abbey

 

Whitby Abbey, where in 664 Saint Hilda organized a Synod which tied the future English church to the Church of Rome

 

 

 

The beautiful old parish church of St Mary, Scarborough, overlooks the old fishing port.  Before the English Civil Wars of the mid-1600s the church was nearly twice as long as now, and it had two western towers.  There was also a lot more castle there!

 

 

 

 

Scarborough

 

Bridlington - Priory Church of St Mary

 

 

 

 

Map of East Yorkshire

 

Map of East Yorkshire - and here's how to contact Grange Farm cottages

 

 

Lastingham

 

 

 

 

East Yorkshire Churches with narrative sculptured Norman stone fonts

 

These village (in one case farm) churches of East Yorkshire contain the survivors of what were once around

50 Norman fonts in East Yorkshire, all carved by the same school of artists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Mary, Kirkburn

 

 

St Mary, Cowlam

 

 

This type colour = places visited and photographed but not yet processed

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Nicholas, North Grimston

 

 

 St Peter, Langtoft (the Cottam font)

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Mary, Beverley

 

 

Beverley Minster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Peter, Thorpe Salvin

 

 

 

 

WEST YORKSHIRE

 

 

 

 

 

Bolton Abbey (West Yorkshire Dales) Adel - St John the Baptist church
 

 

 

 

Haworth - buried Fletcher grave slabs - an unfinished challenge Brooksmeeting, Coldwell & Oxenhope

 

 

Books about Cathedrals, Abbeys, Priories and Churches in the UK

 

 

East Anglia, Central England & Wales           Southern England & the West

 

The Cistercians in Britain

 

 

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