Kirkburn, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Fabulous Norman font and doorway carvings
The doorway is composed of three orders with traditional Norman motifs of beakhead figures and zigzag patterns, with a hoodmould decorated with strange beasts and other peculiar figures. Everywhere you look there is something going on, or a weird and wonderful beast peering out of the intricate design.
Truly a marvellous sight. The chancel arch is less impressive, but only by comparison with the ornate south doorway! The arch is of three orders decorated with different zigzag styles.
The font is the other treasure; its a truly delicious creation, carved with rustic figures on a straight-sided tub design. There are two horizontal bands of figures.
The lower section shows several figures from daily life, including a man leading a cow, a geometric design, and a large figure which looks like a cat catching a mouse. The carving is certainly simple, even crude in places, but the overall effect is marvellous and combined with the other Norman features, makes Kirkburn a must-see in this area.
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About Kirkburn, St Mary's Church
Address: Main Street, Kirkburn, Yorkshire, England, YO25 9DU
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: In Kirkburn village, off the A614, three miles west of Driffield
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