Out & About …

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

Category: ingleby greenhow

  • Greenhow Botton

    Greenhow Botton

    Midnight Corner is rumored to have derived its name from the fact that it faces north, and during winter, it never receives sunlight. Midnight Farm is located on the extreme left and barely visible due to the haze. It’s unclear which name came first, Midnight Corner or as Midnight Farm. Midnight Corner doesn’t appear on […]

  • Abandoned sandstone quarry near Turkey Nab

    Abandoned sandstone quarry near Turkey Nab

    A pair of cairns have been constructed on the nab itself, where once a gibbet stood, last used so I understand, in 1729, when Willam Parkinson was hung there in chains. My notes say that Parkinson was tried at York assizes for the murder of a Scottish drover at Great Broughton. He was brought back […]

  • Quiz time: what is a scud?

    Quiz time: what is a scud?

    If you’d have asked me a week or so ago, I would have said a Scud was a Soviet Union designed ballistic missiles used in the Iraq war. I have since learnt that a scud is a glider, a low-level detached, irregular cloud, and an acronym that is too crude for me to repeat here, […]

  • Is this how the lord of the manor avoided mixing with the common folk?

    Is this how the lord of the manor avoided mixing with the common folk?

    Pevsner described St. Andrew’s Church at Ingleby Greenhow as “Low, with a squat little bell-turret. The exterior seems unassumingly Georgian. It was in fact almost entirely rebuilt in 1741.” He goes on to identify various Norman architectual features, a window in the west wall of the bell-turret and some moulding around the priest’s doorway. So […]

  • Jackson’s Bank

    Jackson’s Bank

    A cold morning with the puddles covering by a skimpy layer of brittle ice, the first of the winter. This is looking down on Greenhow Bottom from the top of Jackson’s Bank. I would love to find out who Jackson was. He is elusive but certainly lived before the first Ordnance Survey was published in 1857. […]

  • The Maid of the Golden Shoon

    The Maid of the Golden Shoon

    The featured photo shows Turkey Nab overlooking the tiny village of Ingleby Greenhow, Ingleby is the scene of a charming folk tale from the pen of Richard Blakeborough featuring witches, fairies, maidens fair, knights in shining armour, dragons, along with baby snatching and cross dressing, and much, much more if you read between the lines. […]

  • On a day like this …

    On a day like this …

    … it is not hard to imagine the short stubby valley of Greenhow Botton being a lake impounded by the wall of glacial ice near Ingleby Greenhow. Analysis of the soils reveal the limit of the ice-front. Conspicious knolls, barely requiring more than one ring-contour above the surrounding dale, reveal the presence of sand and […]

  • The Great Landslip of 1872

    The Great Landslip of 1872

    A hill of many names, Cushat Hill, White Hill, Clay Hill. According to the first O.S. Map published in 1857, the prominence is White Hill, the lower part of the road climb is Clay Hill Bank, and the upper part Cushat Hill. Just to be clear, Hasty Bank is the south face. The road of […]

  • Turkey Nab

    Turkey Nab

    Turkey Nab with a backdrop of Carr Ridge and White Hill. A gloomy over cast day, which doesn’t do credit to probably the best view of the Cleveland Hills and the fertile plain below. The stiff, steep climb of Turkey Nab, a favourite for off-road enthusiasts, is an ancient track over the dark moors to […]

  • Midnight Corner

    Midnight Corner

    A pretty drouky day. Snow flakes as big as cats’ paws but melting on reaching the ground. I kept low, exploring little used tracks of Greenhow Bank, sheltered by the forestry. This area of Sitka spruce must have been cleared about five years ago, so I must have seen the view before but it’s only […]