The Gate at the West End of the communal footpath is in need of repair and the sandstone pillar that is looking very precarious does need replacing. Here are a selection of photograph showing the West & East gates. The priority of course in addressing the vey weathered sandstone pillar ( images 1-3 ) and we invite you to provide a quote and/or advice as to how to save our gate.
West End Gate From Across Topcliffe Raod
Pillar For Replacing
Detail of Sandstone Pillar
Eroded Pillar and Gate Latch
View From DOwn The Footpath Leading To Topcliffe Road
View Down To The Sowerby Road
East End Gate
Detail Of East End Gate Latch
View From Sowerby Road
Plan Showing Footpath Across All 15 Houese
Sowerby is a suburb of Thirsk and is positioned in the northern half of North Yorkshire on the flood plains of Cod Beck. It sits on the A19 trunk road at the junction with the A61 to the west and Ripon. Northallerton lies 10 miles to the north along the A168 and York is 25 miles to the south east along the A19. Thirsk has a station on the main east coast railway line.
A Conservation Area is defined as an 'area of special architectural or historic interest the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance'. The purpose of a Conservation Area is to protect wider landscapes of quality and the local distinctiveness of areas valued for their visual characteristics and historic associations