Helmsley Castle, overlooking the market town of Helmsley
White: Rievaulx Abbey
Aqua: Kilburn White Horse
Green: Bolton Castle
Blue: Ripon Cathedral
Light Pink: Fountains Abbey
Dark Pink: Kirkham Priory
Purple: Skipton Castle
Click on the links for previous blog posts on the above Yorkshire locations.
This week I'll rely upon the old saying, 'A picture's worth a thousand words,' for I've been busy enjoying the company of our [darling little] nearly-four-years grandson...when I can catch up to him! :-)
'The most impressive features of Helmsley castle are its large earthworks with two deep ditches that are cut down through the outcrop of rock on which the castle stands. This ringwork formed part of the original earth and timber castle built in the early 12th century by Walter Espec.' (Remember him? See my post on Kirkham Priory.) The above quotation and more about Helmsley Castle can be found at CastleXplorer.
Think 'volleyball' size, not 'marbles'
Ammunition from England's 17th century Civil War
A village garden nearby
I think those were Brussels sprouts.
I know. I'm easily distracted.
'William de Roos inherited the castle in 1285 and made substantial changes to the property. He added another storey to the east tower, creating new accommodation, and he strengthened the south barbican. He added a new hall that abutted the west tower which he had converted into comfortable private apartments. The castle remained little changed until the 1560's when the west tower and hall were converted into a fine Tudor house for Edward Manners.' - CastleXplorer
So long, everyone. Have a great weekend!
It's beautiful here right now - partly sunny (or as the grandson says, 'Gwamma, it's shiny!') and 67 degrees, my favorite kind of weather!