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Lastingham Saxon Crypt

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Lastingham Saxon Crypt
North York Moors National Park - Lastingham, Yorkshire, England
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Lastingham is a gorgeous little village on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park. Its a beautiful place, but what makes it special is the parish church. Beneath the nave is a late Saxon crypt, possibly built to house the remains of St Cedd, who founded a monastery at Lastingham in the mid-7th century. The nave is a remarkable historic relic, a church in miniature, with aisles and an altar, all embellished with beautiful carvings. Perhaps nowhere in Britain is the spirit of Saxon England so clearly preserved.

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