St Peter's Church, Wintringham, North Yorkshire
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A peaceful medieval church
This beautiful and peaceful church, with an elegant spire, was built from the Norman period to the fifteenth century.
The oldest part of the church is the Norman chancel with its priest's door and corbel table; the nave and west tower are of the fourteenth century, although externally the tower has crenellated parapets and Perpendicular tracery of the fifteenth century. The church is full of interesting furnishings including Jacobean bench pews, medieval carvings and stained glass. Look carefully and you might also find green men, mythical beasts and sword markings...
The graveyard is filled with eighteenth and nineteenth-century monuments to the former inhabitants of this sleepy village.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A tall tower and wonderful views
The church stands 300 yards across the churchyard from the road. There is a hard gravel path through the churchyard and a small step into the church. There is a ramp into the church through the main door.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Off the A64, 11 miles east of Malton. Grid reference: SE 887 731.
Nearest railway station: Malton (6.1 miles). Bus route numbers 187/199R/222R/239R.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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.Wintringham St. Peter - 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.
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 Diocese of York