A Winter Visit to Nun Monkton

21st February 2014

Nun Monkton is a picturesque village which is part of Harrogate.  It is believed to have been a settlement prior to the Viking invasions and was certainly an important settlement from Norman times, due to the river.  There was a priory there until the Reformation, and the Battle of Marston Moor (1644) took place nearby.


monk geese

The village has a traditional, working, village green and a maypole

maypole monkton

The Norman church (St Mary’s) has an important stained glass window by Edward Burne Jones and William Morris.