St Mary's Church, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Stainburn, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, LS21 2LW
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Opening times:
Open daily from 10am - 4pm. PLEASE NOTE The door needs a gentle nudge to open. For further information please contact Mark Sproat via email [email protected]
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Fine views in a harsh landscape

This enchanting Norman church, with a stone roof and grey sandstone walls, has fine views over Wharfedale. The church seems to have grown out of the harsh land on which it stands. Except for a porch, bell-cote and vestry, its original Norman shape and many original features are retained.

The splendid chancel arch, some of the windows and the well-carved font are all Norman; the roof is late medieval and the robust oak pews are from about 1600. Restoration has been minimal, leaving this as an enchanting place of great antiquity.

Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.

Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here

Text SBN to 70970 to give £5

Text SBN to 70191 to give £10

Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!