Here are the answers to the Vale of Mowbray puzzle trail.

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The route is: Ripon,  Wath, Sutton Howgrave, Nosterfield, Masham, Thirn, Thornton Watlass, Bedale, Kirkby Fleetham. Great Langton, Northallerton.

1.

Home of the 3-monthly and minor trials.

 

The answer is 'Ripon Liberty Courthouse', close by the Cathedral.

2.

What do 'R.R.' & 'T.S.' have in common? Clue: Bow your head and show respect when approaching.

 

The answer is , they are both carved on vaults in the ground approaching the South entrance to Ripon Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

3.

Home for a magical horse.

The answer is 'The Unicorn Stableyard', Kirkgate.

4.

A character from a C.S.Forester novel?

The answer is 'The Hornblower'. As described in the cabman's shelter in the market square. The evening horn is still blown in Ripon.

5.

Red brick and dry, with it, since 1859.

The answer is 'The Temperence Hall', off Kirkgate.

 

 

6.

Where's this?

The answer is 'Norton Conyers'

7.

Where's this?

 

The answer is 'The Church, Masham'.

8.

Where's this?

 

The answer is 'Thornton Watlass Hall'.

9.

Where's this?

 

The answer is 'Rutson House', now a hospital building, in Northallerton town centre.

 

 

10.

Where is 'PROTHE ROWPER RETROBAUM'?

The answer is 'Thorpe Perrow Arboretum',

 

11.

Where's this?

The answer is 'Masham School House'.

12.

Flowers in a row, its a slog.

The answer is 'Logs', hollowed out ones used as flower troughs in Masham.

13.

The local court proceedings.

The answer is 'Old Peculier'. The name for the courts held in Masham in medieval days to save the Archbishop of York the journey to preside over the proceedings. The beer of theakstons is named after this.

 

14.

Did a Scotsman venture into these parts?

The answer is 'The Bruce Arms', Masham. (Robert the Bruce?)

15.

When did Masham have to be anonymous?

The answer is , during World War II, when the words 'Of Mashamshire' were erased from the Victoria memorial fountain in Masham, so as to hinder any possible invasion force.

16.

They probably talk a lot of cobblers here.

The answer is 'The Boot & Shoe' public house, Thirn.

17.

Why no polar bear?

The answer is 'The White Bear' public house, Bedale. The White Bear, is in fact a ship's name.

18.

Consonant street.

The answer is 'Emgate', in Bedale.

 

 

 

 

19.

A trio of barrel makers.

The answer is 'The Three Coopers' public house, Bedale.

20.

Verdigrie frame close by, the march of time highlighted by the sun. But look above, a golden gill. Where?

The answer is 'St Gregory's', Bedale.  (Verdigrie lantern, close by a sundial on the wall. Above, a golden fish on the weathervane).

21.

Close to raising hell.

The answer is 'Raisin Hall', Kirkby Fleetham.

22.

Throw a coin in, though its easy to miss.

The answer is 'The Wishing Well' public house, Great Langton. (Its tucked away, just off the main street. Quite easy to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

23.

Where are they trying to dig a tunnel under a church?

The answer is 'Yafforth'. (It doesn't really go under the church - its a shelter).

24.

A king as a guest, the same king as a prisoner. Where?

The answer is 'Porch House', Northallerton. The king in question was Charles I. Seven years separated the two visits.

25.

Monks then, sheep now.

The answer is 'The Fleece Inn', Northallerton. (Built on the site of a 14th century Austin Friary).

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