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12-AUG-2005 Jim Lanyon

St Mary of the Virgin

After the Norman conquest, many new abbeys were built, including one at Whitby. In 1110, a simple stone church was begun for the use of Abbey workers. Much of this church still stands, but it has become enlarged and altered many times as the number of worshippers increased.

The Dissolution of the Monasteries, begun in 1536 by Henry VIII, resulted in the destruction of the Abbey in 1539. St. Mary’s, however, was allowed to remain as it was used by local people. The Church is still the Parish Church and is used for Sunday services and the town’s official functions.

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Guest 09-Jan-2008 13:28
Fantastic - get it on the wall
Guest 16-May-2006 15:16
Terrific processing, the color on the stones are amazing.

Joseph Wright 05-May-2006 23:08
This is great PP. One of the best i've seen
Guest 15-Feb-2006 19:14
George, what are you talking about, this picture is gorgeous! Get off your medication.

Guest 15-Feb-2006 19:12
Jim, please accept this as constructive.

I find this overdone and lacking in sublety, an evening effect would have worked better. Try again.

George Mayhew
Becky Pluthero 15-Feb-2006 19:08
Amazing !!!
Guest 14-Dec-2005 13:01
It looks spooky and mystical....great shot

Guest 14-Dec-2005 13:00
It looks spooky and mystical....great shot

Alain Deerbeck 03-Nov-2005 10:39
Wow!! It's not real though, is it?
Guest 21-Oct-2005 01:05
Completely blew me away!
Ralph 06-Sep-2005 15:50
Great picture