We ventured into East Yorkshire (no passport required) today.
After toiling up Sutton Bank (road blocked 74 times by HGVs failing to negotiate the steepness effectively) behind a camper van (caravans are forbidden) we arrived first at Helmsley.
There we spotted quite a few Yorkshire sash windows (my favourites!):
All three upstairs windows in this cottage are Yorkshire sashes. That is the middle section (or left section on the far right window) slides horizontally inside the fixed frames to open. The middle one is partly open. This is effected by simply grooving the top and bottom of the frame to fit a small square batten screwed onto the top and bottom of the window lining.
In this unfinished new-build crescent they have added some Yorkshire sashes.
Looked quite promising. The detail started to tell another story:
OK some Yorkshire sashes (and the regular type here too), but what has happened to that walling at the right of the gate? Really. Then we took a butchers at the rear, to discover what was happening to these lower ground floor rooms – Blimey!
Quite a maze!
Rather more satisfactory was the heavily restored (read Victorian) church complete with many gargoyles:
Above is the Norman hall. Now restored but not open to the public. It had fallen into use as a farm barn, check out the missing 5 light South window, now a forking hole with just the two outermost jambs showing. The Norman heads to the doors are very fine.
Interesting carving with removed background.
But seemed to run out of space at the end … (hart? heart?)