Holy Trinity Church, Coverham, North Yorkshire
- What's nearby
A haven for walkers in the beautiful Cover valley
Few churches can compare with the stunning setting of Coverham, lying low in the valley of the River Cover in the Dales and offering a haven for walkers and many other visitors.
This handsome stone church has a large churchyard - it was an early Christian site and nearby are the few remains of Coverham Abbey. The building is of thirteenth-century origin and has a calm, light interior. There have been fourteenth and seventeenth-century additions and the tower is from the sixteenth century. There was also much Victorian rebuilding and most interior fittings date from that period.
There are interesting monuments and tombs in the churchyard.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Intriguing glimpses of history in a beautiful parish church
There are two sets of gates into the churchyard, the path across the churchyard is unmade. There is one step into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south of Leyburn, off A6108
Nearest railway station: Northallerton (16.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Coverham Holy Trinity - Your Church Tour Yorkshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in North, South and West Yorkshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
All our North Yorkshire churches are in our North region.
Useful local links:
- Discover North Yorkshire tourism website
- Days out with the kids in North Yorkshire
- North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway
- A history of North Yorkshire in 10 objects
- The City of York and District Family History Society
- Family History Section of Yorkshire Archaeological Society
- Yorkshire Archaeological Society
- List of churches in North Yorkshire
- North Yorkshire is in the Dioceses of Ripon and Leeds