Brandesburton, St Mary's Church
Brandesburton, St Mary's Church
The church of St Mary's at Brandesburton dates to the Norman period, and retains its Norman priest's doorway. The chancel and nave are 13th century, with the addition of a 14th century clerestory.
The most interesting historical feature is a wonderfully detailed late 14th century brass set in the floor of the chancel. This depicts a couple (the man has lost his head) and shows great detail of the clothing worn at that period. The man is in armour, and the woman in a long gown. She wears a linked chain necklace and pendant, and has an elaborate headdress.

There is a very fine funeral hatchment to a local family, and a royal coat of arms to George IV.