Owl & Whitby Abbey, Illustrated Print by Amanda Bradley


The Whitby Wildlife Collection | Owl & Whitby Abbey

Hilda, an Anglo-Saxon and great niece of Edwin the King of Northumbria, was born in 614 AD and died in 680 AD. She was baptised by St Paulinus in 672 and became Abbess at Hartlepool Abbey before moving to Whitby to found the new abbey here in 657 AD. Local folklore says that St Hilda got rid of all the evil snakes and serpents in Whitby by throwing them off the top of the Abbey Cliff and that they turned to stone in the heat of her anger. This was a medieval explanation of the spiral fossil Ammonites found in the rocks below the cliffs.

This print is one in an exclusive illustration series inspired by Whitby and North Yorkshire's coastal heritage, wildlife and folklore. Each design illustrates part of the area's famous history or a local folk tale.

Printed on beautifully textured 250gsm Tintoretto Gesso paper.
Please note: This print does not come framed.
The print is available in 21 x 21cm and 29.7 x 29.7cm.
Illustrated by Amanda Bradley
Printed in the UK

SKU: ab-owl-whitby-abbey Categories: ,


This is an inkjet print of Amanda's original pen and ink illustration. Printed on beautifully textured 250gsm Tintoretto Gesso paper. Tinteretto Gesso is a high quality uncoated textured Italian paper with an off white shade. Colours may slightly vary due to paper texture, all prints are signed and numbered by hand.

Additional information


21 x 21 cm, 29.7 x 29.7 cm