The church of All Hallows stands almost directly opposite the stately home of Sutton Park. The church dates to at least 1185, and its long list of vicars includes Laurence Sterne, famous as the author of Tristam Shandy. Sterne wrote the first two volumes of his opus while living in the village. Main Street,
England, YO61 1DR
In the Victorian period the residents of the remote little Yorkshire Wolds village of Thixendale had no church of their own and had to walk three miles to Wharram Percy for services. When Sir Tatton Sykes II decided to build a new church for Thixendale in 1869, he called in well-known architect GE Street. Thixendale,
The old church of St John's at Throapham is set in a landscape of housing developments and industry. But some charm remains in this historic building, founded in the late 12th or early 13th century. St John's Road, Laughton Throapham,
England, S25 1YL
The small 12th-century church of All Saints is located on a slope overlooking this quiet village, in a beautifully peaceful setting. The church is built to a very simple design, with a short west tower, nave, chancel, and narrow aisles.
The redundant church of St James in the picturesque village of Warter stands on the site of a medieval church established by a priory of Augustinian canons established here in 1132. Earthwork remains of the monastic buildings can be seen to the east and north of the church. The Augustinians left in 1536 when Henry VIII suppressed the monasteries, and the current church was built in 1862 for Josslyn Pennington, the 5th Lord Muncaster. B1246,
It isn't easy to get to Welwick; it is situated off the beaten path in the most southerly area of the Holderness peninsula, but its well worth the trip, for the church of St Mary is full of historic interest, with a fantastic late 14th-century tomb and associations with the Gunpowder Plot. B1445,
England, HU12 0RX
The historic village of Wensley stands at the eastern end of Wensleydale. The parish church of Holy Trinity is a mainly 13th-century building, but its roots go back much further, and it houses numerous examples of Saxon stonework. Holy Trinity was built in 1245 to replace an earlier Norman building, which itself stood on the site of a Saxon church. Low Lane,
England, DL8 4HX
The partially ruined 15th-century church of Holy Trinity in Wentworth paints a peculiar picture, with a roofless nave standing between a large 17th-century chancel and a truncated west tower. The core of the church is built of rubble sandstone and the tower of ashlar. Main Street,
England, S62 7TX
The church of St Nicholas at Wetwang is one of 17 'Sykes Churches' scattered around the Wolds; part of Sir Tatton Sykes II's prodigious efforts to rebuilt some of the region's historic country churches.
St Mary's church stands beside an old Roman road leading from Malton towards Beverley. The church is hidden down a wooded path, like a hidden Saxon gem. The tower dates to the 11th century and the rest of the church was built in the Norman period. Just up the hill from Wharram-le-Street is the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy.
The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>
Monk Fryston Hall is a stately and picturesque mansion situated in the small village of Monk Fryston deep within the Vale of York. Dating back to the 1500s the hall and its grounds evoke a colourful history. Today Monk Fryston hall is a grand hotel offering guests tranquillity charm and … more >>