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Big Green Week

We are pleased to say that we are running a couple of free events in association with the Big Green Week. The first is one of our historic gardens tour, starting at 2:00 pm. You can find more details here.…

The Gyesburn Bible – an unlikely survival

An illustration form the Gisburn Bible

Although it was dissolved in 1540 several books are known to exist which were once owned by Gisborough Priory. Most are service books and liturgical calendars and in various libraries and collections around the country. However, the Gyesburn Bible stands…

The Great Fire

A church on fire with men trying to save. A black and white drawing of about 1400.

On the 16th of May 1289 at a little before noon, and just as the Convent was gathering for a procession and mass, a fire broke out on the Priory Church roof.  A “vile plumber”, engaged to repair holes in…

Heritage Open Day 2022

Sunday 11th Sept 2022 What Did the Priory Do for Guisborough? A Short Walk and Guided Tour starting at 2:00 pm at the hut in the Priory Grounds. There will be a poster and artefact display from 10:00 am to…

Our New Hedge

Newly planted hedge with trees safely protected in plastic tubes

Recent visitors to the site will have seen that we have a new mixed native tree hedge. This has replaced the earlier boundary, which was old, broken, and diseased. In 2018 English Heritage began a project to replace the broken-down…

Snowdrop Weekend Take 2!

In view of the rather unpleasant weather last weekend, we are pleased to say that we are going to open the Priory again this weekend, to give you a second chance to see the snowdrops. Hopefully the weather will be…

900 Years of History

The history of Gisborough Priory covers more than 900 years from its foundation in 1119. After the dissolution in 1540, formal gardens covered much of the site. The gardens became increasingly elaborate but eventually became abandoned. In the late 1990s…

Gisborough Priory Historic Woodland Wander

12 & 19th September 2020 11.00am – 4.00pm Gisborough Priory is a free to enter English Heritage site, managed by Gisborough Priory Project (GPP). The adjacent woodland garden, entered via the Priory, has been brought back to life by a…

The Monk’s Walk

Plan from 1773 showing Monk's Wlak

From the earliest days Gisborough Priory Project has sought to restore and open to the public the historic Priory gardens. The Monk’s Walk was one of the very first targets. This article examines the history and development of this iconic…