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Victorian Mosaic, Kirby Grindalythe

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Victorian Mosaic, Kirby Grindalythe
Kirby Grindalythe, Yorkshire, England
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Kirby Grindalythe is a very small village in the Yorkshire Wolds. The Victorian church of St Andrew's was rebuilt in glorious High Gothic style by architect GE Street for Sir Tatton Sykes II. The entire west wall of the church is covered with a glittering mosaic of Biblical themes. This is just one small section of the mosaic, which is truly stunning when the light catches it through the brightly coloured stained glass windows. A real Victorian gem.

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