Houses of Interest: North Yorkshire
Update: Due to the fact that the old County of Yorkshire is massive and now exists as four administrative 'County Councils', coupled with the fact that this entry was becoming unwieldly, I have decided to split it into the four 'new' Counties.
All Saints Church in Ripley (Harrogate way, not the one in Derbyshire) was used by the Parliamentarians as a billet for their soldiers who were pursuing fleeing Royalists from Marston Moor. A number were captured and executed against the walls of the church which still bears the scars of musket balls. Inside the Church they added graffiti "no pompe nor pride let God be honoured" to the tomb of Sir William Ingilby (1546-1618).
Interestingly Sir William's children are both claimed to have fought at Marston Moor: Sir William (junior) was a Royalist cavalry officer, and his sister Jane is supposed to have disguised herself as a man wearing full armour in order to take the field.
After the Battle Sir William (jr.) hid in Ripley Castle's priest hole when Cromwell's men came looking for him; Cromwell asked to stay the night, Jane agreed on the condition that his men slept in the barn and she could keep two loaded pistols at her side. Jane became known as 'trooper Jane'. Private guided tours of the castle are available.