Great Givendale Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Norman chancel arch
There are several memorials to members of the Singleton family throughout the church, but the most interesting feature is the Norman chancel arch, which seems disproportionately large and grand for such a tiny church.
The column capitals on both sides of the arch are wonderfully carved, especially that on the north side, which shows several Green Man figures with vines emerging from their mouths (or in one case, nose).
There is a very simple Norman font tucked beside the lectern, and a simple brass plaque dated 1641 with a Latin inscription to George Jackson and his wife Barbera [sic] Allan. The fittings are largely the work of Temple Moore, who was responsible for many Wolds churches in conjunction with Sir Tatton Sykes.
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About Great Givendale Church
Address: Beacon Road, Great Givendale, Yorkshire, England, YO42 1TT
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On a minor road south of Bishop Wilton
Website: Great Givendale Church
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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