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Guisborough (Gisborough in medieval times) is a friendly busy bustling and growing historic market town.

There are lots of new housing developments going on and looks, and is, a much more prosperous town than it used to be thirty years when we first moved into the area.

The ruins of Guisborough Priory are well worth a visit.

See also the magnificent de Brus tomb in St Nicholas, Guisborough's Parish Church

See also 11b. Walking in the woods above Guisborough

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The Town

The remains of the east end of the 12th century Augustinian Priory has become the icon of Guisborough Town The Bakehouse Square Mural telling the story of Guisborough, Cleveland, North East England

Left: The remains of the east end of the 12th century Augustinian Gisborough Priory has become the icon of Guisborough Town, viewed from the graveyard of St Nicholas Church (see below). Right: The Bakehouse Square Mural telling the story of Guisborough.

 

Looking up the main street east from the 'market cross' towards St Nicholas Church, Guisborough, North East England

Looking up the main street east from the 'market cross' towards St Nicholas Church, Guisborough.

 

Looking west down the main street of Guisborough, Cleveland, North East England

Looking west down the main street of Guisborough where the market is regularly held.

Looking west down the main street of Guisborough, Cleveland, North East England

 

There is a busy regular market in Guisborough

 

Looking east down the main street of Guisborough.

Looking east down the main street of Guisborough.

 

Side street off the main street of Guisborough, Cleveland, North East England


St Nicholas Church

The Anglican Parish Church of St Nicholas, Guisborough

The Anglican Parish Church of St Nicholas, Guisborough, is situated near the ruins of the Priory. Although medieval in origin, much of the present church in terms of size, style and appearance is due to the rebuilding-renovating of the church from 1903-1908 under the direction of the architect Temple Moore.

 

A few sections of the original medieval stained glass survive in St Nicholas Church, Guisborough.

A few sections of the original medieval stained glass survive in St Nicholas Church, Guisborough.


Guisborough Priory (Gisborough Priory) managed by English Heritage

The magnificent surviving east end of Guisborough Priory. Through the arches you can see the 16th century dovecot in the centre-bottom of the picture.

The magnificent surviving east end of Gisborough Priory. Through the arches you can see the 16th? century dovecot in the centre-bottom of the picture.

 

The Priory of St Mary was founded around 1119 by the Brus family of Skelton Castle. It was the earliest and most important Augustinian Priory in Yorkshire. At its dissolution in 1539 it was the 4th richest house in Yorkshire.

 

Part of the base of the great columns of the nave of the priory church.

 

Another part of the Guisborough Priory ruins

 

Some of the rib vaulting survives in the Priory ruins

 

The dovecot and the garden in the grounds of Guisborough Priory

 

The 16th century dovecot framed in the ruins of Guisborough Priory entrance on a bright sunny morning.

The carved arches of the entrance to Gisborough Priory

 

The 16th century dovecot framed in the ruins of Guisborough Priory entrance on a bright sunny morning.

The 16th century dovecot framed in the ruins of Guisborough Priory entrance on a bright sunny morning.

 

The dovecot in the ruins of Guisborough Priory on a misty morning.

The dovecot in the ruins of Guisborough Priory on a misty morning.

 

 


View of Guisborough from Highcliff Nab, Cleveland

A wide vista few of Guisborough from Highcliff Nab

See also 11b. Walking in the woods above Guisborough


The Premier Inn, Middlesbrough South, Middlesbrough Road, Upsall, Guisborough TS14 6RW and is set on the A171 road to Whitby. This Premier Inn is near the convenient, busy, friendly and historic market town of Guisborough with its ruined priory. It provides good quality budget accommodation and is next to a good old pub called the Cross Keys which dates back to the 1800's! so you have two choices of meals. In the distance is the iconic landmark of Roseberry Topping and the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors are great to walk on.

See also 11b. Walking in the woods above Guisborough

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