Who isn’t a sucker for lonely Norman churches with amazing views across Yorkshire?
It is in fact FAMOUS – having just featured in the TV series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Strange hangs about outside it for his one true love – who won’t marry him becauase he’s a bit of a waster. (I won’t spoil what happens next.) Continue reading “St Mary’s, Stainburn, North Yorks”
Whenever Wensleydale comes up in conversation, I trot out the old fact that it is the only one of ‘The Dales’ to be named after its town, rather than its river. (The river is the Ure, by the way.)
Until recently I had neither visited Wensley, nor its Dale. However, with the Churches Conservation Trust app to hand. I made a detour to do just that.
Continue reading “Holy Trinity Church, Wensley”
The place was called Fountains, where, at that
time and afterwards so many drank of waters springing
up to eternal life as from the fountains of the Saviour.
William of Newburgh, twelfth-century Augustinian canon
Western Range awaiting carollers
Continue reading “Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire”
There is a mysterious tabernacle on the hillside in Nidderdale. .
It’s marked on the OS maps of the valley, which is how I stumbled across – climbing up a path from Wath, with a view to walking up Heathfield Moor. The chapel stood out as I walked along Chapel Lane (giveaway).
Continue reading “Heathfield Chapel, North Yorkshire”