Horse Brass: Whitby Cathedral

Horse Brass: Whitby Cathedral


This horsebrass shows Whitby Abbey as it must have looked before its ruin, but the empty hull is a remarkable site to spend a few hours. It is located on the NE coast above Scarborough, a few miles north of York and was built to become “The Canterbury Cathedral Of the North”…the northern centre of The Church of England. The architecture was created by master craftsmen handpicked as the most skilled in their trade of the time and built of the highest standards, with no expense spared during its period of rebirth. The original monastery was founded in 657 only to be sacked by invading Vikings in 870. In the 11th century it was rebuilt as a Benedictine Abbey; and the majestic ruins we see today date from the 13th century. Walking through the ruins and running ones hands over the beautifully carved stone columns provides an experience similar to the awe experienced while descending down the narrow passageway to the lower reaches of the Minster, through the ages from the present to the ancient Roman era under York Minster. This horse brass was created by one of Englands leading manufacturer that has been making quality brasswares, using only first-run ingot brass.


Horse Brass: Whitby Cathedral.

Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.

Individually cast using a pure ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior color and durability.

Hand filed to remove any rough edges left from the casting process.

Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.


ARMAC has been creating high quality brasswares for more than 75 years.



Additional information

Weight.20 lbs
Dimensions3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in