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Tynemouth Priory

After accidentally buying the wrong ticket at the metro, I decided to go to Tynemouth and visit the Priory. The weather was dreadful, and that’s compounded by being in such an exposed coastal area when it’s already windy and rainy. Anyway, onto old buildings! The rood screen divides the eastern section of the church, an … Continue reading

Brougham Castle and Brougham Hall

Much like Penrith, Brougham Castle had humble beginnings in the 13th century as a tower, possibly with wooden palisade walls on the outskirts. At Penrith, as the tower belonging to William Strickland passed to the powerful Neville family, who constructed many of the changes from tower to castle, Brougham was passed over to the Clifford … Continue reading