Photographer's Note

Good Morning Friends,

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'Underneath the Arches' was a very famous song in 1932 performed by the duo Flanagan and Allen. It refers to the arches of Friar Gate railway bridge and to the homeless men who slept there during the Great Depression. My photograph is only about the arches at Guisborough but I just loved the title. If you look at the note by John (tyro) you will see a link to the song. Thank you, John.

Guisborough Priory is a ruined Augustinian priory in in North Yorkshire. It was founded in 1119 as the Priory of St Mary by the Norman feudal lord Robert de Brus, also an ancestor of the Scottish king, Robert the Bruce.
It became one of the richest monastic foundations in England with grants from the crown and bequests from de Brus, other nobles and gentry and local people of more modest means.
Its remains are regarded as among the finest surviving examples of early Gothic architecture in England.

Since the 19th century archaeological excavations have taken place in the priory grounds, though a substantial part of the site has not yet been investigated. In addition to the east window, surviving visible fragments of the complex include the lower courses of the west range, a vaulted undercroft, a gateway and the 14th-century dovecote still in use today, which can be seen in my photograph.

The adjoining Priory Gardens, laid out in the 18th century, are under restoration by a volunteer group. The priory ruins and gardens are open to the public throughout the year.

The Church of St. Nicholas (which I posted earlier) is nearby, so it is easy to photograph the priory and the church on the same day.
Thank you for visiting, have a great w/e, Bev :-)

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