Masham Market Place

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All year round



Masham Market Place

Turner stopped in Masham during his 1816 tour when making illustrations for 'A General History of the County of York' by Thomas Dunham Whitaker.

Masham is an attractive market town, with a spacious market square and a large church with a tall spire that can be seen from miles around. Turner visited the town whilst working his way up central Wensleydale from Ripon towards Middleham sometime towards the end of August.

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Turner's Viewpoint

Turner concentrated on views from the riverside near Masham Bridge and made a fine sketch from the north of the bridge depicting the town and church (Bridge with Church and Houses Beyond ?Masham Church, 'Yorkshire 3' sketchbook, Tate Gallery, Finberg number: CXLVI 18); these views are obscured by tree growth today.

Discover The Landscape

The Turner Trails bench is situated in the Market Place next to the war memorial, opposite the King's Head Hotel.

The Turner Trails panel is located in the Market Place, also near the war memorial.

The Venue


The Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DZ

Map reference: SE225807 (Turner Trails bench)

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Directions to Masham Market Place:

Follow the A6108 Leyburn-Ripon road to Masham.
Market Place is at the junction of Silver Street and Church Street, with plenty of parking, run on an honesty box system.