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Following on from seeing Richmond Castle in Part 1, Sophie and I went into the market place

The market place from the top of the Castle keep.

The church in the market place is the former Holy Trinity church. The tower is 14th century, and was originally detached from the nave, but they are now linked by a more modern, possibly Victorian block. At the east end shops and houses are built against it. Since 1938 it has been home to the Green Howards Regimental museum, tracing the history of that regiment, which was inaugurated back in 1688. As well as other stuff it houses 3700 medals awarded to members of the regiment and includes 16 Victoria Crosses.

Green Howards Museum/Holy Trinity Church

The obelisk you can see in the centre of the market place was put up in 1788 to replace a medieval market cross. Would rather they hadn’t but the 17th & 18th centuries marked Richmond’s Hey-Day and new elegant Georgian housing and buildings replaced many of the older medieval buildings. Argh!

reflection of the obelisk in the Golden Lion’s window.

We visited the 18th century Millgate House, a building on the south side of the market place known for it’s beautiful garden arranged in terraces below the house.

We also had a look inside the Market Hall, which was open 7 days a week.

Market Hall

And then it was such a nice day we went to see the River Swale waterfalls, which would have been more beautiful without the stupid boys.

A herd of numpties

Not everyone jumped in.

After this we went to visit Easby Abbey so we’ll have a trip there next week! Stay tooned folks!

43 comments on “Richmond ~ August 2013 ~ part 2

  1. beetleypete says:

    That bloke sitting with the pretty redhead looks really fed up!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. He probably wanted to be jumping in the river with the rest of the lads! He reminded me a bit of Josh Hartnett. Cheers Pete.

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  2. Beck says:

    Never heard the word โ€˜numptiesโ€™ before- but it sounds like one Iโ€™d like to add to my vocabulary! Wish I could visit the marketplace and tell me about the glass on the one window pane…

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    1. That’s called Bullseye glass or Crown glass, and is down to the way glass used to be made until 19th century. It’s still done for decorative purposes, but no longer the way glass is made. Lots of old pubs have them.

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      1. Beck says:

        ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ guess our pubs around here arenโ€™t old enough!

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  3. Jay says:

    The market hall is cool, you perfectly captured the symmetry and it’s so pleasing to the eye!

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  4. Lovely photos! I especially love the photo of the closeup of the buildings with the red and blue cars making the photo pop! Also the photo of the couple! He looks like he is worried, or pondering something, as she spies something in the distance! Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Marland, you too!


      1. You’re welcome.

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  5. Jennie says:

    Yes, stupid boys. I have never seen so many blue cars in one place. Beautiful photos!

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      1. Jennie says:

        Youโ€™re welcome!

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  6. I have a passion for waterfalls so I could have definitely done without the โ€œnumpties!โ€

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    1. I know, was a hot day, I suppose boys will be boys, and numpties ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. โ€œ..A herd of numpties.โ€ Such a great phrase. Beautiful location and images. Your historical photo adventures always have me wondering about the day to day life experience when these buildings were under construction.

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    1. Cheers Liza ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Don Ostertag says:

    I enjoyed the photos, in spite of the numpties.

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    I love the view of the mountains from the castle. The waterfalls are great! Do you think the habitants of the Castle enjoyed them? I don’t think so, I can’t imagine they taking out all the clothes and jumping in the water. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. No, I don’t imagine they did! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kids maybe though!

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  10. richlakin says:

    Stupid boys are everywhere…….that’s why we’re able to export…we have a surplus. Great pics. I love the window reflection

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  11. Mary Smith says:

    Great photos. Richmond does sound like an interesting – and attractive – town. Apart from the numpties, but we can find them everywhere.

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    1. Yes that’s ceertainly true these days! Cheers Mary.

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  12. Lovely series of images, especially the numpties. They are everywhere it seems!

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    1. Yes, but back then no corona, and life was carefree and happy. Cheers Steve.

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  13. lizannelloyd says:

    Richmond Market Place is where I bought my first Jane Austen book, a second hand copy of Sense of Sensibility. I haven’t been back since 1976.

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    1. It probably hasn’t changed much since then, maybe people don’t wear bell bottom jeans now though!

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  14. Great stuff!



  15. April Munday says:

    I hated those cobblestones. They were a nightmare to walk on and to drive over. I got lost trying to find my B&B and drove through the square about ten times, so got to know them well. You saw more in Richmond than I did. I went to the castle, the abbey and a couple of pubs.

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    1. Yes it’s a bit of a nightmare to drive through!

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  16. I forget how much I love your portraits. More please!

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    1. I’ll try, not seeing many people at the mo!

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      1. I saw this!Its brilliant!!

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        1. Thanks Clare โ€˜twas a giggle.

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          1. Tell him he’s looking gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

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          2. Hehe I most certainly will ๐Ÿ˜€

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  17. David Millington says:

    Love the photos, especially relevant to an exile living in California, who spent a good 10 years of my life in Co. Durham and points further NE.
    A great site for Northeast nostalgia, especially as my youngest now lives in Shildon and works in Bishop.
    One spelling for you: ‘VictoriaN’ crosses?
    Victoria Crosses for the Green Howards!

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    1. Cheers, will amend the crosses! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  18. steviegill says:

    This brings back some memories. We used to go down to the river here for a family day out, and my dad would always bring his inflatable rubber dingy. Anyway, nice shots.

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