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Yorkshire—Coast and Moorland Scenes   By: (1878-1969)

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YORKSHIRE COAST AND MOORLAND SCENES

Painted and Described

By

GORDON HOME

Second Edition

1907

First Edition published April 26, 1904 Second Edition published April, 1907

PREFACE

It may seem almost superfluous to explain that this book does not deal with the whole of Yorkshire, for it would obviously be impossible to get even a passing glimpse of such a great tract of country in a book of this nature. But I have endeavoured to give my own impressions of much of the beautiful coast line, and also some idea of the character of the moors and dales of the north east portion of the county.

I have described the Dale Country in a companion volume to this, entitled 'Yorkshire Dales and Fells.'

GORDON HOME.

EPSOM, 1907.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I ACROSS THE MOORS FROM PICKERING TO WHITBY

CHAPTER II ALONG THE ESK VALLEY

CHAPTER III THE COAST FROM WHITBY TO REDCAR

CHAPTER IV THE COAST FROM WHITBY TO SCARBOROUGH

CHAPTER V SCARBOROUGH

CHAPTER VI WHITBY

CHAPTER VII THE CLEVELAND HILLS

CHAPTER VIII GUISBOROUGH AND THE SKELTON VALLEY

CHAPTER IX FROM PICKERING TO RIEVAULX ABBEY

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

1. On Barnby Moor 2. Goathland Moor 3. An Autumn Scene on the Esk 4. Sleights Moor from Swart Houc Cross 5. A Stormy Afternoon 6. East Row, Sandsend 7. In Mulgrave Woods 8. Runswick Bay 9. A Sunny Afternoon at Runswick 10. Sunrise from Staithes Beck 11. Three Generations at Staithes 12. Boulby Cliffs from Staithes Scaur 13. The Coast at Saltburn 14. Whitby Abbey from the Cliffs 15. Robin Hood's Bay 16. A Street in Robin Hood's Bay 17. Scarborough Harbour and Castle 18. Sunlight and Shadows in Whitby Harbour 19. The Red Roofs of Whitby 20. Evening at Whitby 21. The Cleveland Hills from above Kildale 22. Hutton Woods, near Guisborough 23. A Wide Expanse of Heather seen from Great Ayton Moor 24. A Golden Afternoon, Danby 25. A Sunset from Danby Beacon 26. An Autumn Day at Guisborough 27. A Yorkshire Postman 28. The Skelton Valley 29. In Pickering Church 30. The Market place, Helmsley 31. Rievaulx Abbey from 'The Terrace'

Map at end of volume

CHAPTER I

ACROSS THE MOORS FROM PICKERING TO WHITBY

The ancient stone built town of Pickering is to a great extent the gateway to the moors of Northeastern Yorkshire, for it stands at the foot of that formerly inaccessible gorge known as Newton Dale, and is the meeting place of the four great roads running north, south, east, and west, as well as of railways going in the same directions. And this view of the little town is by no means original, for the strategic importance of the position was recognised at least as long ago as the days of the early Edwards, when the castle was built to command the approach to Newton Dale and to be a menace to the whole of the Vale of Pickering.

The old time traveller from York to Whitby saw practically nothing of Newton Dale, for the great coach road bore him towards the east, and then, on climbing the steep hill up to Lockton Low Moor, he went almost due north as far as Sleights. But to day everyone passes right through the gloomy canyon, for the railway now follows the windings of Pickering Beck, and nursemaids and children on their way to the seaside may gaze at the frowning cliffs which seventy years ago were only known to travellers and a few shepherds. But although this great change has been brought about by railway enterprise, the gorge is still uninhabited, and has lost little of its grandeur; for when the puny train, with its accompanying white cloud, has disappeared round one of the great bluffs, there is nothing left but the two pairs of shining rails, laid for long distances almost on the floor of the ravine. But though there are steep gradients to be climbed, and the engine labours heavily, there is scarcely sufficient time to get any idea of the astonishing scenery from the windows of the train, and you can see nothing of the huge expanses of moorland stretching away from the precipices on either side... Continue reading book >>




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