Highcliff Nab

Recent felling has opened up a new view of Highcliff Nab, a bluff overlooking Guisborough.

One myth once told by Guisborough folk is that Oliver Cromwell had cannons planted on the Nab, from which he bombarded Guisborough Priory, causing its demolition. Three old cannon balls were apparently found embedded in the stone wall of the church yard1‘OUR RAMBLER IN CLEVELAND’ (1872) Daily Gazette For Middlesbrough, 27 Feb, 3, available: https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/R3211372297/BNCN?u=nycnlib&sid=bookmark-BNCN&xid=d7f47507 [accessed 03 Jun 2022]..

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