The church of All Saints in Market Weighton is a large building with roots going back to the Saxon period. The Saxon connection is maintained with a simple tub font at the west end of the church and herringbone stonework at the base of the tower. Londesborough Road,
England, YO43 3BB
St Mary's Church stands just off the Market Place in Masham. The church dates to the Anglo-Saxon period and there are ancient stones incorporated into the tower. In the churchyard is a 9th-century cross carved with Biblical scenes. Over the chancel arch is a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Market Place,
England, HG4 4EQ
St Mary's Church in the Yorkshire Dales villager of Muker was built in 1580, one of very few churches built during the reign of Elizabeth I. Highlights include a stained glass window depicting Swaledale scenes and a lectern by Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn. B6270,
England, DL11 6QG
The attractive little village of North Grimston lies on the B1248 south-east of Malton. Motorists cruise through the village, unaware of a historic treat that lies slumbering away in the church of St Nicholas. The treat is a Norman font, wonderfully carved in what we call 'rustic' style. Pevsner called the North Grimston font a 'mighty and a barbaric piece'. While you can try to work out if that's a backhanded compliment, I'll just call it superb. B1248,
St Nicholas church in North Newbald has been called the finest Norman church in the East Riding. When you see the scale of the building it is not hard to see why! The church is built to a cruciform plan without aisles and a tall central tower.
South Newbald Road,
The quiet country church of All Saints and St James in Nunnington, Yoprkshire boasts an excellent 1325 effigy of Sir Walter de Teyes, the lord of the manor. Tradition, however, says that this is the effigy of a noted dragonslayer, Peter Loschy, who died with his faithful dog after ridding the area of a fearsome dragon. Church Street,
England, YO62 5US
St Mary's Priory in Old Malton is the only Gilbertine church which is still used for regular worship. Of all the religious orders that founded monastic churches during the medieval period, only the Gilbertine order originated in England; all the other orders were imports from the Continent.
England, YO17 7HB
When the historic Norman church of St Lawrence was replaced by a new Victorian building, the old church was pulled down, with the exception of the lovely 12th-century tower, which stands within the churchyard of its Victorian replacement. Walmgate,
England, YO10 3BU
St Peter's Church dates to the 12th century but stands on the site of an earlier Saxon building. In the porch are fragments of a 10th-century Viking hogback gravestone and two pieces of a beautifully-carved cross shaft from the same period. The simple tub font is probably Saxon as well. School Lane,
North York Moors,
England, DL6 3BW
St Wilfrid's church in Ottringham dates to the 12th century, but the current building is largely 13th and 14th century. The tower arch and interior corbel heads remain from the 12th-century church. Some of the corbel heads are extremely amusing, with grotesque expressions.
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