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Gisborough Priory Also known as Guisborough Priory

 

Images

  • Rendering of Guisborough Priory
  • Guisborough Priory today

Other Information

  • Guisborough Priory was founded in 1119 by Robert de Brus, an ancestor of Robert the Bruce.
  • The final building was 111m long and 30m to roof.
  • Unusually the building had pepperpot spires, the only similar example today in the U.K is Southwell Minster.
  • The building was sold off during the reformation and largely demolished except the east end which was kept as a ruin. This reaches 30m tall today.
  • The town in modern times is spelled with a U but the priory retains the old medieval spelling of the area.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
2176
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
23-04-2005
 

Building Location

Council
Redcar and Cleveland
County
North Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

Building Specification

Status
Ruined
Construction start date
1119
Completion date
1200
Renovation Date
1286
Demolition Date
1550
Style
Gothic

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
41.70
Pinnacle Type
Spire
Roof Height (AGL)
30.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship
Secondary Use
Folly


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