Sledmere, St Mary's Church
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: A symphony in Victorian Decorated Gothic design
Over the years 1893-98 Sykes, with the aid of one of his favourite architects, Temple Moore, created a lavishly decorated building, at a quite staggering cost for the time of 60,000 pounds.
The new church swept away an earlier 1758 rebuilding of a Norman church on the site. The design is ornate Decorated Gothic in style with a lavish interior and elaborate reredos. There is lovely woodwork throughout and a very finely vaulted south porch.
Throughout are monuments to the Sykes family, rescued from the earlier church. The grave of Sir Tatton Sykes himself is outside the church to the north.
It is, perhaps surprisingly, a fairly subdued monument. Perhaps the real monument to Sir Tatton Sykes are the many churches around East Yorkshire that were rebuilt and preserved under his patronage.
About Sledmere, St Mary's Church
Address: Sledmere, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Beside Sledmere House. Entrance from the main road (parking in layby opposite).
Sledmere, St Mary's Church Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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