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WEST TANFIELD. WHERE ?

Yorkshire------------------CLICK ON SMALL PICTURE FOR INFO.

The sky before setting off from home.

The sky before setting off from home.

Bull Inn

Bull Inn

Bull Inn

Bull Inn

Church and Marmion Tower fro main street.

Church and Marmion Tower fro main street.

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

West Tanfield

West Tanfield

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD. Steps down to river Ure.

WEST TANFIELD. Steps down to river Ure.

Church from oriel window in Tower.

Church from oriel window in Tower.

From the window in Tower.

From the window in Tower.

View of river Ure from inside tower.

View of river Ure from inside tower.

Marmion Tower

Marmion Tower

Oriel Window in tower.

Oriel Window in tower.

SPIRAL STAIRCASE IN TOWER..Well kept.by English Heritage.

SPIRAL STAIRCASE IN TOWER..Well kept.by English Heritage.

Tower from river bank.

Tower from river bank.

Information on Tower.

Information on Tower.

MARMION TOWER

MARMION TOWER

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

Church Street.

Church Street.

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD,Village sign.

WEST TANFIELD,Village sign.

WEST TANFIELD. Pub beer garden.

WEST TANFIELD. Pub beer garden.

WEST TANFIELD. This view is on village sign.

WEST TANFIELD. This view is on village sign.

WEST TANFIELD,,River Ure. Tower and Church.

WEST TANFIELD,,River Ure. Tower and Church.

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

WEST TANFIELD

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SCHH ! i"m saying this quietly!. I had never heard of West Tanfield, till i saw the name when researching info on Masham. So i looked it up , and liked what i saw. So i went on a day trip by public transport from York ,via Harrogate and Ripon.-----------------------------------------------------West Tanfield is a small village in Hambleton District of North Yorkshire England, six miles from the small city of Ripon. The bus went over the ancient stone bridge , over the river Ure to the bus stop at the Bull Inn West Tanfield. The most interesting sites are near here. Passing the stone built cottages in Church Street, i proceeded towards the Marmion Tower. The Tower is a gateway built in the 14th century,to a Manor House now long gone. The tower is in the care of English Heritage, and is open to the public for free. It is a part ruin, of 3 storeys. i climbed the stone spiral staircase to the second floor. At this level is an Oriel window that looks out towards the church and village. This room was the accomadation , with the guardroom on the ground floor. The original Manor House was owned by the Marmion family.-------------Near the tower are steps down to the river Ure for walks.------------The church at the side of the Tower is built of Magnesian Limestone.---------------Has on most of my day trips,a pub meal and pint is part of the day. So i enjoyed a meal in the Bull Inn pub,which is a traditional pub on the banks of the river Ure near the bridge. There is a beer garden that goes down to the rivers edge. The building is from 1699, i believe it was a ferrymans house.--------The pub has a banner saying Best Pub in Yorkshire,2016. i would say it still is in 2019.-----------I enjoyed West Tanfield.-------------------------------------------------------- The river Ure starts in Wensleydale, and is 74 miles long. At Linton on Ouse it changes its name to Ouse, then Trent, then Humber to the North Sea.

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