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If you visit Skipton Castle, you will also have the opportunity to see other old buildings within the grounds of the castle.

The ancient chapel of St. John the Evangelist is one of these buildings. To see the photograph much larger and clearer please click on In the Grounds of Skipton Castle .

The chapel has been in existence since the 12th century when Alice de Romille, Lady of Skipton Castle, granted the chaplain an allowance for gowns and food which was payable at Christmas. The chapel is dedicated to St John the Evangelist and was used by residents, the garrison and visitors to the castle as well as the farmer of Holme Farm, 2 miles away. There were no burials allowed here, the parish church a few hundred yards away would have been used for this purpose.
The chapel was probably built as a chapel of ease, and would have been easily accessible should the castle have been besieged.
The last two recorded uses of the chapel were in 1635, when Elizabeth Clifford, daughter of the fifth Earl of Cumberland, married Lord Dungarvan, and in 1637, when her daughter Katherine was baptised. - Wikipedia

I hope you enjoyed this journey through the chapel's history. I will add a second photograph of the building from above, here not quite on the scale of Craig's drone photographs but still giving a 'different' view.

Kind regards, Bev :-)

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