Church of St John the Baptist, Stanwick, North Yorkshire

Stanwick, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 7RT
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A church built on ancient foundations

The church of St John the Baptist is situated in an ancient sacred landscape which is indicated by the remains of Anglo-Saxon carved stones re-used in the walls of this medieval church. However, this is a much more ancient landscape of power, royalty, and warfare than the Anglo-Saxon stonework signals. The church is sited within Stanwick Camp an Iron Age earthwork fortification which was probably a centre of power for Cartimandua, queen of the Brigantes tribe.

Therefore, though Stanwick may today appear a quiet village it was not always so. The earthworks would have remained an impressive site during the early historic period making this a significant place for the local population. The site seems to have been a location for Christian worship during the Anglo-Saxon period.

Your support and generosity is what helps us keep the doors to these special places open. We could not do it without you.If you would like to donate to the upkeep and maintenance of St John’s please text STW to 70970 to donate £5 or to 70191 to give £10 every donation really does make a difference to these beautiful churches.

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Stanwick St. John the Baptist - Your Church Tour