TA3518 : Burstall Priory

taken 11 years ago, near to Weeton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Burstall Priory
Burstall Priory
The River Humber, a hundred metres or so from the bank where the unpredictable saltmarsh gives way to a vast expanse of mud. Somewhere beneath all this is the site of Burstall Priory, founded by the Albermarle family of Normandy on land granted to them by William the Conqueror.

The monks here were apparently subject to many hardships including the frequent seizure of their land during hostilities between England and France. The Priory was in ruins by 1720 and the last traces of it disappeared during floods in the 1900s. Bits of the property were salvaged over the centuries, including a stone doorway which is now in Easington Church and a tomb which was moved into the church at Welwick. Burstall Lane which once connected the priory with Skeffling village is now nothing more than a public footpath along a field drain but it does give a clue to the priory's former location.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 January, 2007
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 357 183 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.6266N 0:3.1506E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 359 184
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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