I don’t take a lot of pictures of furniture, but this one caught my attention for some reason.

It was taken inside Whitby Castle, originally the home of William P. Chapman and named after Whitby Abbey in England because it is said that some of the original stones from the Abbey are now encased in the walls of the castle. In 1896 it was sold to the Park family who in 1921 sold it to the City of Rye who combined it with the Allen estate and it became Rye country club. It has a chapel built upstairs which has a unique stained glass window.

It doesn’t really look much like Whitby Abbey, which has something of a spooky reputation since it was features in Bram Stoker‘s Dracula.

I’ve already done a few posts on Whitby Castle:

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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