Wensley, Holy Trinity Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Saxon slabs
Most of the furnishings date from the Elizabethan period to the 19th century. Of greatest interest is the private pew of the Scrope family of Bolton Castle, which features a beautifuly carved Tudor screen thought to have been brought here from Easby Abbey after the Dissolution.
Also of interest is a 15th century wooden panelled cupboard which traditionally is said to have housed relics of St Agatha. There is a 13th century sedilla and piscina, a memorial brass dating to the 14th century, and a lovely 15th century choir screen. The choir stalls themselves are very nicely carved and date to 1527.
Holy Trinity is no longer in regular use and is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. There is so much of historical interest here that it really would be a shame not to visit this ancient church!
About Wensley, Holy Trinity Church
Address: Low Lane, Wensley, Yorkshire, England, DL8 4HX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 2 miles south of Leyburn on the A684
Website: Wensley, Holy Trinity Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Bill Harrison, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Coverham, Holy Trinity Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Coverham Abbey - 2.1 miles (Abbey)
Middleham Castle - 2.6 miles (Castle)
Braithwaite Hall - 2.8 miles (Historic Building)
Bolton Castle - 3.8 miles (Castle)
Constable Burton Hall Gardens - 4.5 miles (Garden)
Jervaulx Abbey - 5.4 miles (Abbey)
Richmond Castle - 8.5 miles (Castle)
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