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 The friendly Jennings Castle Arms Inn offers good food and beer, in the sleepy village of Snape, North Yorkshire, England. The ruins of Snape Castle are worth a visit which has a curious chapel attached to it.

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

The Castle Arms Inn in the centre of the quiet 'sleepy' Snape Village with an 'exquisite' surviving red telephone box.

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

The main front buildings of Snape Castle.

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

It is a typical four corned-towered castle and Leland at the time of Henry VIII described it as 'a goodly castel'

 

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On the right of the castle, a 100m down the road, a medieval window seems to have been preserved in an old barn! Immediately to the right of the main castle buildings is the Chapel of ? dating from the late 16th century?

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

Behind the main buildings of Snape Castle you can see the ruins of two of the four towers which formed the corner points of the original medieval castle.

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

On a nearby building (now holiday cottages?) is a carving of the coat of arms of ?

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

The Chapel attached to the east end of Snape Castle.

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

The east window and altar of the Chapel.

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

Some fine oak carvings of the Reredos above the altar.

 

Snape Village and Snape Castle, North Yorkshire

One of the stained glass windows in the south wall held in by the late medieval? tracery, but the stained glass has something of a chequered history. They were believed to be 17th century, but they are probably 'cathedral glass' brought from Posen in Poland in the late 19th century by Sir Frederick Milbank.

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