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Churches & Cathedrals in North York Moors

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in North York Moors...

North York Moors Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys


Churches, cathedrals, abbeys, minsters -- Yorkshire abounds with them, and of them all, York Minster must be one of the most famous. But there's a lot more to York -- and Yorkshire -- than the Minster.

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For a real trip back in time, head for the village of Lastingham, about twenty miles in from the coast, just north of Scarborough.

St. Cedd built a monastery there in 654 as an outpost of Lindisfarne, which had been founded just 19 years previously.

In the 9th century the monastery was abandoned during Viking raids, and it wasn't until the second half of the 11th century that a church was rebuilt, including the crypt, dedicated to St. Cedd, which is still there today.

It was abandoned again for a time, but has been an active parish church since the 13th century.

The crypt, with its columns and capitals remarkably untouched by time, looks today just as it must have done almost a millennium ago. More...

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St. Oswald's Church

Tel: 01845 522814     Web:

St. Oswald's Church (rebuilt 1910) contains a collection of Anglo Saxon carved stones.
St Oswald’s Church is a plain stone building in the Early English style. The stained glass east window is a memorial to the Rev. William Long, who was vicar from 1813 to 1858. Inside the church are memorials to the Phipps family, and to the Marquess of Normanby. The register dates from 1634. There is also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.

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St Gregory's Minster

St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Tel: 01439 771206     E-mail:

Rebuilt between 1055 and 1065 by Orm, son of Gamal, St Gregory's Minster is noted for its rare Anglo-Saxon sundial which is set into the outer wall of the nave above the south door. With a further three large stone crosses built into the walls of the church, the history of Christian worship at this fascinating site can be read in the fabric of the building.

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Kirkdale Minster

Revd Andrew De Smet, Kirkland Vicarage, Beadlem, Nawton, York, YO62 7ST
Tel: 01439 770760     E-mail: Click Here

The tiny Saxon Church of Kirkdale Minster, famous for its ancient sun dial (c.1055), lies in a secluded valley just off the main road 1.5 miles west of Kirkbymoorside.

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Lady Chapel

Tel: 01609 883308  Fax: 01609 883740
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Built in the early 14th century but with many later additions. There are marvellous views into the Vale of York. Situated half an hour's walk from Osmotherley; open all year.

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Lastingham Church

Tel: 01751 417344
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Lastingham Church is regarded as the cradle of northern Christianity: Lastingham had a religious settlement as far back as 654 AD. The superb Norman crypt dates from c.1078.

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St. Mary's Church

Castlegate, York
Tel: 01904 687 687    Email:    Web:

York St Mary's is a beautiful medieval church which opened as a contemporary visual art menu in 2004. Each year York museums trust commissions an artist to create a site specific installation within this unique space.

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