St Mary’s, Stainburn, North Yorks

Who isn’t a sucker for lonely Norman churches with amazing views across Yorkshire?

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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”

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Holy Trinity Church, Wensley

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.

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