Kilham, All Saints Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Norman south doorway
The most interesting historic feature of the church is to be found outside, however, in the shape of a wonderful Norman south doorway, composed of fully seven orders decorated with traditional Norman chevron patterns.
In the churchyard, opposite the porch is a curious upended stone coffin set into the ground. This used to have a sun dial set upon the end. I wonder if there is any significance in the fact that the open side of the coffin faces the church door?
On the verge just under the churchyard retaining wall, near the road, is a large iron ring set into a stone. This marks the site where, in times gone by, bear-baiting took place. The bears were tied to the ring and attacked by dogs for the entertainment of onlookers.
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About Kilham, All Saints Church
Address: Church Road, Kilham, Yorkshire, England, YO25 4RG
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Kilham village is on a minor road south-west of Rudston. The church stands in the centre of the village and there is plenty of parking along the road.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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