St Mary's Church, Roecliffe, North Yorkshire

Address: Roecliffe, Ripon, North Yorkshire, YO51 9LZ
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Appealingly simple

Set near a beautiful village green, this unusual barrel-vaulted neo-Norman church is appealingly simple inside and out, but has many interesting furnishings including:

  • a Jacobean pulpit;
  • a 17th-century communion table;
  • a series of carved panels in the vestry;
  • a vestry door from York Minster

Tiers of pews range along three walls in college chapel style.

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Road directions

1 miles west of Boroughbridge, off A1 and 5 miles south east of Ripon

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Knaresborough (5.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

SE 375 660

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  1. Diane Cocks (02 Nov 2012, 17:45)

    I visited Roecliffe earlier this week as I have been doing some quite intense family tree investigations. I know that my grandfather (Fred Plumb) went to school in Roecliffe and he was born in the cottage adjacent to it. I was also aware that his father's (Thomas Plumb) brother was Moses Gough whose name appears on a coping stone on the school wall. I was amazed, however, to find the grave of my great great great grandparents (Frederick William Gough and Frances Gough). I would be eternally grateful if you could let me know if any other Goughs are buried there and if any of the church records could give me any further information. Just sorry that I could not gain access to the church. Many thanks. Roecliffe is a very beautiful place.

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St Mary's Church, Roecliffe, 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.

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.