Boynton, St Andrew's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Turkey lectern and Strickland family tombs
Unfortunately, the mausoleum is inaccessible, though you can view the Strickland tombs through the wrought-iron barrier behind the altar.
The Boynton Turkey Heritage
William Strickland, the builder of the Hall, was said to have brought the first wild turkey to Britain from America in the late 16th century. As a result, there are carved and painted turkeys all over the church; most notable is the lectern, shaped like a turkey instead of the traditional eagle.
The lectern was carved by Harry Scott, son of the Boynton Estate carpenter. Harry’s father, Henry, carved the panel above the side door near the altar.
The interior of the church is a delight of Georgian style, with painted pews and a west gallery reached by a curving spiral stair. A quirky, wonderful period piece.
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About Boynton, St Andrew's Church
Address: Main Street, Boynton, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On the south side of the B1253 in Boynton, well signposted.
Boynton, St Andrew's Church Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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