Sunday, April 4, 2010

EMAS Easter Study Tour – Day 4

Today’s itinerary had a variety of different types of sites. We started at Mattersey Priory – the remains of a Gilbertine Priory founded in 1185. This is a charming site, although most of the remains are from the 13th century frater. We then visited Gainsthorpe Medieval Village – a DMV that has impressive earthworks from c. 30 house platforms, a large courtyard building and two dovecotes. We then went on to St Peter’s Church, Barton-upon-Humber, with its famous Anglo-Saxon tower. Finally, we visited Tattershall Castle – originally a stone-built 13th century castle, but mostly famous for its brick great tower, which was built in 1434 for Ralph, first Lord Cromwell.