Knaresborough Local Customs

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    St. John's Church

    by ATLC Written Sep 22, 2002

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    dates from the NOrman period onwards and the Slingsby family tombs are a special feature. The church bells were used to guide traders to Knaresborough on Market Day. This bell ringing on Tuesday nights still keeps the tradition alive.

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    Our Lady of the Crag

    by ATLC Written Sep 22, 2002

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    A tiny 12 by 8 ft chapel and only 7 ft high, carved out of the rock face near Low Bridge. It is though to be the third oldest wayside shrine in England dating from 1408.
    St. Robert of Knaresborough lived like a hermit beside the river. 800 yrs ago, kings, bishops and commoners came to speak with this holy man. It is now an important place of pilgrimage.

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