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What Coxwold looked like pre Lockdown!

- 24 February 2021 -

This is what the picturesque village of Coxwold in North Yorkshire looked like before lockdown… We are cheating, as some images in this blog date back to almost a century before the current lockdown! It sometimes seems to have been going on so long that our memories are now in black and white! During lockdown we have been hunting out old photos and postcards, some of which we are now sharing in this blog.

Whilst we are obviously not able to reopen yet, we are looking forward to welcoming guests back to stay with us in the Summer. As soon as we have a date, we will post on our Twitter page so please follow us so you hear first. Hopefully these images of Coxwold in North Yorkshire before lockdown will remind people of how picturesque this part of the North York Moors is with Shandy Hall, Newburgh Priory and Byland Abbey within the village environs and Helmsley, Castle Howard and Malton all close by. Even York and Harrogate are just a short drive away.

As well as collecting old photographs and postcards of Coxwold in North Yorkshire before lockdown, we have also been undertaking redecorating and building works whilst further enhancing our gardens ready for our guests to enjoy. We have already been taking advance bookings from some of our regular guests for both our luxury holiday cottage and shepherd’s hut. It has been great to hear from them again as we start to return to normal. It has been a long journey for all of us but maybe that will make us all appreciate what a wonderful country we live in once we are allowed to roam freely again! Stay safe in the meantime.

And, please be reassured that, once we have reopened we will start blogging more regularly once again with things to do and places to visit, either in Coxwold or a short distance away…

The Forge at Coxwold complete with advertising hoardings!
The Forge at Coxwold complete with advertising hoardings!
Looking up the hill at Coxwold crossroads - The Forge is on the right
Looking up the hill at Coxwold crossroads – The Forge is on the right
The road to Newburgh from Coxwold. Sadly the cottages on the left were demolished many years ago.
The road to Newburgh from Coxwold. Sadly the cottages on the left were demolished many years ago.
Old multi view postcard of Coxwold and district
Old multi view postcard of Coxwold and district
Old multi view postcard of Coxwold village
Old multi view postcard of Coxwold village