Newburgh Priory is a large house near Coxwold, North Yorkshire,
England. Standing on the site of an Augustinian priory, founded in
1145, it is a stately home in a rural setting with views to the
Kilburn White Horse in the distance. The grounds contain a water
garden, walled garden, topiary yews and woodland walks.
The house was the country seat for the Belassis family in the
16th and 17th century. Originally an Augustinian Priory from 1145
providing priests for the surrounding churches in return for gifts of
land and money from the rich landowners. It is reputed to be the
burial place of Oliver Cromwell whose remains were said to have
been taken to Newburgh Priory by his daughter Mary when she married
the 2nd Viscount.
Newburgh belonged formerly to the Earls of Fauconberg is
presently the home of Sir George and Lady Wombwell who open the Priory
to visitors for guided tours from April to June.
Photo 727, May 2011