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Even the dedication of the church stands as a memorial to a mother's grief; officially it is the church of Christ the Consoler. The church is astonishing; a mix of medieval and French styles, with a large rose window, and is lavishly decorated inside and out.
The attention to detail shows how much care Burges took in creating an ornate, even extravagant statement. Everything is built to an exacting standard, and the decoration is extraordinarily rich and ornamented in ebullient Victorian style. Burgess used lush colour throughout, but seems to have consciously made the interior progressively more colourful the closer you come to the east end. The interior is full of wonderful carving in wood, stone, and metal.
Christ the Consoler is not in regular use, and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Don't visit Newby Hall without pausing to visit this amazing church, and spare a thought for the tragedy that produced it.
About Skelton-cum-Newby Church
Address: Skelton-on-Ure, Skelton-cum-Newby, Yorkshire, England, HG4 5AJ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles south east of Ripon off the B6265. Follow brown signs to Newby Hall. Go through the main gateway to the Hall, and the church will be on your right.
Website: Skelton-cum-Newby Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: David Rogers, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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