St Martin's Church, Whenby, North Yorkshire

Address: Whenby, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4SE
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An old village church in a quiet rural setting

St Martin is set in a beautiful rural location with Castle Howard and the Howardian Hills close by.

Drifts of snowdrops and daffodils clothe the churchyard in Spring and sheep graze between the gravestones in summer.

The church is equally attractive. It was built around 1400 – although some parts may be 200 years older.

Inside, the church is simple and airy, with pale stone offset against limewashed walls.

Among the most interesting features are 14 massive Medieval oak benches and a Jacobean screen, with original door latch and hinges.

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Road directions

15 miles north of York, off B1363 and 10 miles west of Malton; travelling from York, turn right off B1363 at Brandsby directly to Whenby

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Malton (10 miles).

OS Reference No.

SE 631 699

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 


PDF iconYorkshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in North, South & West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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St Martin's Church, Whenby, North Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a high stile from the main road to the churchyard entrance.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.