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Chapel of our Lady of the Crag - Knaresborough

By canoncarol  
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While on our outing to Knaresborough a couple of weeks ago we visited this lovely little chapel carved out of the rocks, it has a fascinating history and dates back to the Medieval era. Unfortunately it wasn't open to the public while we were there.

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Chapel of our lady of the crag: -
This is a lovely little chapel carved out of the rock by a stone mason named John back in 1408, it is the definitely the work of a master craftsman as it boasts a carved alter, vaulted ceiling, roof bosses and gargoyles.
A figure of a knight holding a sword is carved into the exterior wall by the door and is thought to date back to 1408 but this is uncertain.
It is now a grade 2 listed building and thought to be the third oldest wayside shrine in Britain.
Open to the public on Sunday afternoons and when requested by group worshipers.


Tags: Yorkshire Architecture Medieval Knaresborough Chapels Places of worship

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TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
13 Apr 2022 12:20PM
I've photographed this on one of my earlier visits to Knaresborough - in March 2010, on looking back through my images. I don't know that it is ever open to the public, but I'd love to take a peek inside. A lovely set captured here, Carol 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
13 Apr 2022 12:23PM
Lovely set Carol,
Fred.
13 Apr 2022 1:13PM
Looks a wonderful place, did a religious recluse live there or was it a chapel to be visited? Very special, and it would be good to see inside 👌

Dave 🙂

Quote:I've photographed this on one of my earlier visits to Knaresborough - in March 2010, on looking back through my images. I don't know that it is ever open to the public, but I'd love to take a peek inside. A lovely set captured here, Carol 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀


I think it is open 2 - 4 Sunday afternoons Trev.
13 Apr 2022 1:25PM
Apparently closed due to road works but open again in May. I found a FB site of the custodians of the chapel. Itís well listed in the link below 🙂

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/31/spaces-for-pondering-meditating-praying-and-being-10-of-britains-best-small-pilgrimage-sites?fbclid=IwAR2xd5EokogORn6ajamtqKnxAD_zYXVeKonkP-8DOii3jUAVy2KoneHIfmQ

Quote:Looks a wonderful place, did a religious recluse live there or was it a chapel to be visited? Very special, and it would be good to see inside 👌

Dave 🙂



There are lots of stories relating to this chapel, one states that it would have been a wayside shrine for people on route to the now demolished Knaresborough Priory!
Carol

Quote:Apparently closed due to road works but open again in May. I found a FB site of the custodians of the chapel. Itís well listed in the link below 🙂

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/31/spaces-for-pondering-meditating-praying-and-being-10-of-britains-best-small-pilgrimage-sites?fbclid=IwAR2xd5EokogORn6ajamtqKnxAD_zYXVeKonkP-8DOii3jUAVy2KoneHIfmQ



Thank you Dave.
Fenfotos Plus
6 32 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2022 1:47PM
Lovely set of images.
13 Apr 2022 1:58PM
Thanks for the interesting info, folks. Iíve never been to Knaresborough, Much seems to have been going on in small caves/dwellings above the River Nidd. According to wiki someone called St Robert lived there in the Middle Ages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_of_Knaresborough
Chinga Plus
11 68 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2022 2:44PM
Amazing Chapel. Very nice composition,
Isabel GrinGrin
13 Apr 2022 2:44PM
great i will look out on next visit ti area.

jeff
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
13 Apr 2022 2:46PM
So well composed with this beautiful set from this fascinating location Carol
Ian
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2022 2:55PM
What a great set and has inspired a lot of interest in the subject. That's what good photography does and this ticks all the boxes Carol.

Kath
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Apr 2022 3:13PM
Excellent photography----and I so wish I could plan a trip to see the wonder! Thanks for the images and the link!
13 Apr 2022 3:25PM
Lovely set Carol that's most interesting.Smile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2022 4:46PM
a lovely set Carol
and a lot of information
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
13 Apr 2022 7:31PM
Lovely set Carol!

Arne Smile
13 Apr 2022 9:04PM
What a wonderful set Carol and all the information...Lin
Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
14 Apr 2022 4:39AM
Hewn from the solid lump, I bet he was knackered after bashing away at that for probably several years. Very interesting and informative image, thanks for posting.
14 Apr 2022 8:41AM
An excellent and most interesting collection, Carol.

RichardSmile

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