Saturday 27 July 2019

In Knareborough

Well worth the visit. Often guests by pass Knaresborough on their way to Harrogate and beyond. Wednesday is market day so a good day to go. 

There is a  tiny chapel of Our Lady of the Crag in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. It dates back to 1408 and was carved by John the Mason, the master mason at Knaresborough Castle. Legend has it that it was created in thanks for the Mason’s son’s miraculous escape from a rock fall. Some say that it was a way for the Mason to show off his skills. 
The knight effigy may be original ,but there again no one can be sure It was certainly there in the time of Wordsworth who mentioned it in one of his poems. No photo description available.Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor