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St Martin’s Priory Richmond

St Martin’s Priory in Richmond, North Yorkshire, was a beacon of religious devotion and community life in medieval England. Founded around 1100, it was established as a cell of St. Mary’s Abbey in York, with the initial settlement consisting of nine or ten monks.

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Richmond, a market town in North Yorkshire, England, boasts a rich history that dates back to the Norman Conquest of England. Founded in 1071 by Alan Rufus, a Breton nobleman, on lands granted by William the Conqueror, Richmond originally bore the name Hindrelag.

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall, known to the Romans as Vallum Hadriani, was a grand fortification stretching across the width of what is now Northern England. Constructed on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD 122, the wall was a symbol of Roman power and engineering prowess.

Constable Burton Hall

Constable Burton Hall, a Grade I-listed Georgian country house, stands as a testament to the architectural and social history of North Yorkshire. Designed by the renowned John Carr of York in the Palladian style, the hall was constructed between 1762 and 1767 for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill.

Constable Burton

← North YorkshireLinked PagesConstable Burton HallConstable Burton Hall, a Grade I-listed Georgian country house, stands as a testament to the architectural and social history of North Yorkshire. Designed by the renowned John Carr of York in the Palladian style, the hall was constructed between 1762 and 1767 for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill.Site Details: Outline description of …

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Scotts Dyke – Richmond

Scott’s Dyke, also known as Scots Dyke or Scots Dike, is a significant linear earthwork stretching approximately fourteen kilometres from the River Swale to the River Tees, this ancient structure is believed to date back to the period between the first century BC and the first century AD.

Earthwork 300m East of the Entrance to Swinton Castle

There is an earwork, approximately 300m east of the entrance to swinton castle. It is a small elongated hill, with three terraces on either side of it. It sit along in the landscape as such a feature, and the terraces seem impractactacle and redundant for crops in what is otherwise a flat landscape. It looks like a garden feature, a work of art, but it is outside of the castle grounds, and I have seen similarly carved hills elsewhere, far from stately grounds.

Marne Barracks Neolithic palisaded enclosure

The recent discovery at Catterick has unveiled a significant Late Neolithic palisaded enclosure, shedding light on the prehistoric landscape of North Yorkshire. Excavations revealed two concentric sub-circular palisades, with the outermost having a diameter of up to 200 meters and the inner one measuring approximately 175 meters in diameter.

St John the Baptist Church Kirby Wiske

St John the Baptist Church in Kirby Wiske, North Yorkshire, is a historical edifice with roots stretching back to the 12th century. This Grade II* listed parish church, as recognized by Historic England, showcases architectural additions from the 14th and 15th centuries, reflecting the evolving styles and ecclesiastical needs of the period.

Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill – Barwick in Elmet

The massive earthworks at Barwick and the continuation of the same profile alongside the River Cock to Aberford and beyond point to it being a place of importance as a large hillfort of some 15 acres. There were several hillforts in northern Britain when it was inhabited by a Celtic tribe called the Brigantes.

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