If I were to make an achievable new year's resolution for 2017, it would be to appreciate more church monuments. In what little time has come to pass of January already I've visited eight East Riding parish churches, ones which I'd previously only read about in books. Of these eight churches, St. Giles at Goxhill … Continue reading Late-Medieval Brasses and the St. Quintins in the East Riding
St. Michael and All Angels church in Sutton-upon-Derwent typifies architectural development in the early English church building. One of the most exciting things to do on a visit to an old church is to trace the development of architectural styles through the ages by attempting to read and make sense of the building's stone fabric … Continue reading Sutton-upon-Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels.
The church to St. Andrew at Boynton in the heart of the East Riding is by no means a historic church on every explorer's map. Indeed, it is a particularly curious building with a very unique history. Simon Jenkins calls it the 'all Turkey' church. It's an odd place - and for a few reasons … Continue reading Boynton, St. Andrews.
In the quiet, East Riding countryside some 3 miles east of the market town of Pocklington is the small village of Nunburnholme. The community here is a number of pretty cottages and farm houses built along two lanes (Church Lane and Butt Lane) whose junction marks the village center. At the time of writing I've … Continue reading A Saxon North: The Nunburnholme Cross
To run alongside #SaxonSeptember on @churchhunting (an Instagram account I contribute to - please go and have a look!) I've documented here some of my experiences at the sites I visited across North Yorkshire and Northumberland over the past few months. I've thrown in some of my favourite photographs as well. Most of my images … Continue reading A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard