St Mary's Church, Roecliffe, North Yorkshire
- What's nearby
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 seventeenth-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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
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Parking is available along the road in Roecliffe village. The church is at the end of a long churchyard path. There are several steps up into the main door of the church. Wheelchair users will require assistance to access the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
1 miles west of Boroughbridge, off A1 and 5 miles south east of Ripon.
Nearest railway station: Knaresborough (5.8 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.
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.
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 Rippon and Leeds