Lowthorpe's historic parish church is hidden at the end of a leafy lane, seemingly lost in time, oblivious to anything outside its small churchyard. Its one of those churches that seem to emit a sense of age and the poignant passage of time. Or maybe it's just me!
Lund is a small village between Driffield and Beverley, near Middleton-on-the-Wolds. The parish church of All Saints dates to the Norman period, but the current building is a bit of a mishmash of various styles.
The church of All Saints at Mappleton stands just inland from the sea. It is an essentially Victorian church, with a striking steeple built of stone salvaged from a shipwreck. The church was roofless in 1854 when a ship bearing a load of Tadcaster stone north ran aground at Mappleton.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
Patrington's parish church is known as The Queen of Holderness, and for good reason. This is a real gem of a church, one of the most enjoyable parish churches in England. Never will you experience an interior so full of light and space, with such a unity of design and quality of architecture; an almost perfect example of Decorated Gothic style. The compound columns are exquisitely graceful, and the gorgeous stiff-leaf capital carvings are sublime. Rarely is a church interior so satisfying as that of Patrington. Patrington,
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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 >>