All Saints' Church, Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire
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Skull-and-crossbones surround a Georgian gem
This secluded Georgian church, is set in parkland with views to Skelton Castle. Graves with skull-and-crossbone motifs mingle with wild cherry and garlic in the churchyard.
The church was mostly rebuilt in 1785 and probably two previous churches were sited there. Pulpit, box pews and other furnishings seem to date from the rebuilding, with slightly earlier text boards and some older monuments on a remaining Medieval wall.
The herringbone tooling of the outside stonework gives the church a strong local feel, in contrast to the 'Venetian' east window and the dark rose colouring of the interior.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A fishermen's church overlooking the sea. A church from our finest shortlist
There is an uneven and unmade path to the church across the churchyard along with a large gate. The main door to the church is narrow. There is a small step into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Off A173 on to Church Lane
Nearest railway station: Saltburn (1.7 miles). Bus route numbers 28/48/X3/X5.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Skelton-in-Cleveland All Saints' - Your Church Tour Yorkshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Discover North Yorkshire tourism website: www.discovernorthyorkshire.co.uk
- Days out with the kids in North Yorkshire: www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk
- North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway: www.nymr.co.uk
- The City of York and District Family History Society: www.yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk
- Family History Section of Yorkshire Archaeological Society: www.yorkshireroots.org.uk
- Yorkshire Archaeological Society: www.yas.org.uk
- List of churches in North Yorkshire: www.achurchnearyou.com
- North Yorkshire is in the Dioceses of Rippon and Leeds: www.riponleeds.anglican.org