Holy Trinity Church, Wensley, North Yorkshire
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Intriguing glimpses of history in a beautiful parish church
Built on eighth-century Saxon foundations, this thirteenth-century church sits on the bank of the river Ure at the eastern end of picturesque Wensleydale.
Inside, its rich history is all around, with good examples of medieval wallpaintings, fine Flemish brasses and a fifteenth-century reliquary, which is claimed to have once held the relics of St Agatha.
Sit and marvel at the sumptuous richness of the Scrope family pew (who were local landowners) and imagine life as the Lord or Lady of nearby Bolton Castle.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A haven for walkers in the beautiful Cover valley
There are two uneven steps down into the church. There is an uneven flagged parthway to the church and a wheelchair ramp into the church. Level floor in main part of the church. Limited access to underground vault. Good natural light.
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.
2 miles south of Leyburn, on A684
Nearest railway station: Northallerton (17 miles). Bus route numbers 59/156/157/856.
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.Wensley Holy Trinity - Your Church Tour Yorkshire County Guide
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.
All our North Yorkshire churches are in our North region.