1979

NZ9011 : Windswept Whitby Abbey Whitby, North Yorkshire

taken 45 years ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Windswept Whitby Abbey  Whitby, North Yorkshire
Windswept Whitby Abbey Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby Abbey, the Abbey of St Hilda, has been standing here, high above the River Esk, since about the 12th century. It was the home of Caedmon the swineherd who, following a dream, wrote 'The Song of Creation'. He was said to be the first poet and his 'The Song of Creation' the first poem. The Abbey was acquired by the then English Heritage in 1920. Time photo taken not available. Source: The King's England Yorkshire North Riding by Arthur Mee Hodder & Stoughton new edition 1970.

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Martin Richard Phelan   (more nearby)
Date Taken
September 1979   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 24 May, 2024
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9030 1122 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.2976N 0:36.4536W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9031 1126
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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