Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Boroughbridge is a small market town in North Yorkshire, 6 miles from Ripon. It was formerly an important coaching stop on the Great North Road, but is now bypassed by the A1.

There is a fine old bridge over the River Ure.

In the Market Place is a 250 foot well, with a modern canopy.

The Battle of Boroughbridge in 1322 was where Edward II defeated Thomas, the Duke of Lancaster and Earl of Leicester, in 1322. He was captured in the church and beheaded at Pontefract Castle.

The pro-Catholic Rising of the Northern Earls in 1569 came to an end at Tancred`s manor house, which later became the Crown Inn.

The mysterious Devil`s Arrows, on the edge of the town, are three gritstone menhirs in a line. The tallest is 30 feet high. They were erected about 2000 BC.