Slingsby, All Saints Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 13th century effigy of a Wyvillle knight
The most interesting historic feature is the 13th-century effigy of a knight. The style of the knight's armour suggests a date of about 1250. The knight's shield bears the arms of the Wyvillle family.
Local tradition says that the knight was a crusader who went with Prince Edward on the 9th and final Crusade. The tale also says that he fought and killed a great Serpent that preyed on travellers along the road to Malton.
Near the effigy is a 16th-century tomb slab of Reverend Sir John Fons, whose brass is in the south aisle.
A more modern tomb is that of Thomas Snowball, which was crafted by Thompson of Kilburn and bears the trademark carved mouse that Thompson was famous for. Hanging in the nave is a lovely Italian corona that came from Sledmere House.
Bits of medieval grave slabs are built into the lower courses of the tower.
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About Slingsby, All Saints Church
Address: Church Lane, Slingsby, Yorkshire, England, YO62 4AD
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Slingsby, All Saints Church
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Hovingham Hall - 2 miles (Historic House)
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Nunnington, All Saints and St James Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Stonegrave Minster - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Nunnington Hall - 3.2 miles (Historic Building)
Castle Howard - 3.2 miles (Historic House)
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