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4. A few historic and other buildings in Whitby Town
The Tudor 'Manor House' of Bagdale Hall (dating from 1516), now a hotel and restaurant. Apart from the Abbey ruins, its one of the oldest buildings to be seen in Whitby town. On the side-street side of Bagdale Hall are some stone carved heads (below), presumably preserved from part of the original medieval-Tudor building? The rooms in Bagdale Hall retain much of the character of the original Tudor house with beamed ceilings, four-poster beds and stone mullioned windows with leaded-lights. Bagdale Hall still has some spectacular fireplaces and original features e.g. in the restaurant, and overall complemented by traditional, comfortable furnishings. A great place to treat yourself!
Whitby Railway Station
The small, but splendid, front entrance of the original LNER (NER) Whitby railway station. It isn't quite as grand as York station or Kings Cross station in London Shown below!, but it is of similar age and stone, with architectural similarities, originating from the North Easter Railway Company. More importantly, it is the terminus of the wonderful scenic train journey from Middlesbrough on Teesside, through the Esk Valley of the North Yorkshire Moors and the line follows the River Esk for nearly 20 miles on its approach to Whitby.
York station and Kings Cross, London.
Haggersgate House is an early Georgian Town House built for the Walker Yeoman family. They were master mariners and ship-owners involved in whaling and merchant shipping all over the world when Whitby was the 7th most important ship owning town in England. The house was bought from the family in 1892 for use as a Mission to Seamen. In 1989 its charitable status was changed and it is now known as the Whitby Mission and Seafarers' Trust and serves the wider community in the Parish of Whitby.
Other Churches (see page 13 for St Mary's Church)
St Hilda's Church on West Cliff is a most impressive building designed by R. J. Johnson of Newcastle and built between 1884-1886. It is a large building with chapels in the north and south transepts astride the might tower and uses Decorated Gothic details.
St Hilda's Church, Whitby
St Hilda's Catholic Church, with a very impressive entrance door (below). On the right is the Church of England's Church of St John the Evangelist
Pannett Park and the Pannett Art Gallery
The main entrance to the Pannett Art Gallery.
The Museum and Art Gallery are set in a lovely small park and there are some fine houses on St Hilda's Terrace.
Whitby Abbey in the distance - from the entrance to the Pannett Gallery and Pannett Museum.
The art galleries of the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
Some marble sculptures in the Pannett Art Gallery and 'A WHITBY FISHERMAN' sculpture by Joan Fyman
Pannett Park, Whitby
Pannett Park Play Area
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