Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: Summerhouse

  • The Folly

    The Folly

    An early dash up Roseberry on an overcast morning. I’ll risk some wrath when I say this is not a shooting box even though a small plaque erected on the building by the National Park states that it is. It is shown on a sketch by George Cruit dated 1788 and game shooting was not…

  • Cliff Rigg and Newton Wood

    Cliff Rigg and Newton Wood

    Explored a long-forgotten section of a Public Bridleway up Roseberry Topping that has recently been cleared of bracken. It’s just a wild guess but to me, the route points to an early tourist route up to the summit. I’ve posted about this before. It starts in Newton and goes up Roseberry Lane (or Wood Land…

  • The Summerhouse Field

    The Summerhouse Field

    A lazy day, tired after Lakeland exertions. I just managed to wander up with the dog to what the family calls the folly field but which the Tithe map of 1847 lists, perhaps not surprisingly, as the Summerhouse Field. By this time the summerhouse had been in existence for about seventy years. The map recorded…

  • The Summerhouse

    The Summerhouse

    High cirrus clouds portend the coming of a weather front and wind and rain. The Summerhouse, perched on the bed of Cleveland Ironstone, was built in the 18th-century probably just to enhance the landscape. It is thought a platoon of local volunteer militia were billeted in it while maintaining the beacon on Roseberry summit. One…

  • The Summerhouse

    The Summerhouse

    “Beware the Ides of March” so said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play. A day in the Roman calendar corresponding to the 15 March when all debts must be settled. And of course the day Caesar was assassinated. But for me, a day for a leisurely stroll up Roseberry Topping. Often erroneously referred…

  • The Summerhouse

    The Summerhouse

    An early morning view of the Summerhouse, presided over by Roseberry since it was built over 250 years ago. It once had a white finish and plastered inside with a suspended ceiling although these had probably disappeared when it was used as a billet for local militia manning the beacon on Roseberry summit during the…

  • The Summerhouse at Roseberry

    The Summerhouse at Roseberry

    A day finishing off the archaeological dig at Aireyholme Farm, but took the dog out this morning and snapped this photo of the folly below Roseberry. Very little of its history is known. The orientalĀ style of the roof is unique. There is a sketch of Roseberry dated 1788 by George Cruit that shows the building.…