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41e. The Village of West Tanfield

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West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

West Tanfield is small village set on the banks of the lovely River Ure.

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

On the left is the Marmion Tower and Marmion Gatehouse and on the right the church of St Nicholas in the small quiet village of West Tanfield. The south doorway dates from ~1200.

 

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Details of the Marmion Tower - the entrance arches through to where the castle was, above it the exquisitely carved oriel window (15th or 16th century?) and the doorway up into the Marmion tower and below looking through the oriole window onto the village of West tanfield.

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The view through the finely carved oriel window, on the left is St Nicholas Church, centre is the end of 'Chantry Cottage' which dates back to Elizabethan times, and on the right is the three arched bridge of 1734.

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The spiral staircase of the Marmion Tower and on descending enter the church of .

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The alabaster carved effigies of the 'cross-legged' Knight (probably Sir John Marmion 1387 ?) and his wife, Lady Elizabet (who died ~1400) in St Nicholas Church. They are placed on an iron hearse and at his wife's head are two angels and at her feet a dog with an extraordinary long tail.

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

Looking west down the nave of St Nicholas Church. The northern arcades on the right date from the 13th century.

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

Looking east down the nave of St Nicholas Church.

 

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The Bull Inn, whose 'beer garden' is overlooked by an elephant!

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The village of West tanfield is beautifully set on the banks of the River Ure.

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The River Ure, the Marmion Tower and Gatehouse, St Nicholas Church and the village of West Tanfield.

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

 

West Tanfield Village, North Yorkshire

The Bruce Arms is fine old coaching inn with the old stables on the left.

Then onto Masham Town ....

 

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, Northern England: Theakston's The Bull Inn Free House is near the fine bridge over the River Ure in the pretty village of West Tanfield in North Yorkshire. The late medieval Marmion Tower Gatehouse is well worth a climb into with a good view of the Church St Nicholas and quiet friendly village. The church is well worth a visit and please leave a donation to help in its upkeep.

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England The Bruce Arms Black Sheep Brewery is another good pub in West Tanfield. Note by the left-hand side of the pub is the old coach house stables.
West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England West Tanfield village, North Yorkshire, Northern England

 

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