41e. The Village of West Tanfield
Scenes East of the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire
West Tanfield is small village set on the banks of the lovely River Ure.
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.
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.
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.
The spiral staircase of the Marmion Tower and on descending enter the church of .
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.
Looking west down the nave of St Nicholas Church. The northern arcades on the right date from the 13th century.
Looking east down the nave of St Nicholas Church.
The Bull Inn, whose 'beer garden' is overlooked by an elephant!
The village of West tanfield is beautifully set on the banks of the River Ure.
The River Ure, the Marmion Tower and Gatehouse, St Nicholas Church and the village of West Tanfield.
The Bruce Arms is fine old coaching inn with the old stables on the left.
Then onto Masham Town ....
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