Newburgh Priory is a large and imposing house near Coxwold, North Yorkshire. Standing on the site of an Augustinian priory, founded in 1145, it is a fine stately home in a superb setting with breathtaking views to the Kilburn White Horse in the distance.
The extensive 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 brought 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.
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