St Gregory's minster was built around AD 1060 and incorporates a much earlier building with its roots in the 8th century. It is famous for its 11th-century sundial over the south door. Saxon cross-shatfts are built into the church walls and there are two ancient Anglo-Saxon graves inside the church dating to the 9th and 10th centuries. Kirkdale,
England, YO62 7HF
St John the Baptist Church is a 14th-century building with strong links to Queen Philippa, wife of Edward III, who lived at nearby Knaresborough Castle and helped rebuild the church after it was destroyed in a Scottish raid. Look for a superb collection of 16th century and later memorials in the Slingsby Chapel. Church Lane,
England, HG5 9AR
A Norman church built atop a Saxon monastery established by St Cedd in the 7th century. Cedd is buried beside the stone altar in the 11th-century crypt, which has superb Romanesque carving and reused Saxon stones. Lastingham,
North York Moors,
England, YO62 6TL
St Mary's Church in the Yorkshire hamlet of Lead is a tiny rectangular 14th-century church incorporating bits of an earlier building. The church may have been built as a chapel for medieval Lead Hall (now vanished). This simple building is only about 18 feet long and stands alone in the middle of a farm field, surrounded by visible earthwork remains which may indicate the location of the Hall. Lead,
England, LS24 9QN
A rare Jacobean town church, built between 1632 and 1634, St John's is the oldest church still standing in central Leeds. It is rare to find any churches built during the immediate pre-Civil War era. The entire cost of the church was financed by John Harrison, a local wool merchant. Harrison was also responsible for founding almshouses and a grammar school in the area. 23 New Briggate,
England, LS2 8JD
In the grounds of Lotherton Hall, near Leeds, stands a 12th-century chapel built to serve a village that no longer exists. The chapel boasts a Norman door and windows, and a 12th-century pillar stoup. Later additions include a Jacobean pulpit and sounding board, and a 20th-century rood designed by Sir Ninian Comper. Lotherton Hall, Lotherton Lane, Aberford,
England, LS25 3EB
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.
England, HU18 1XS
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