Clerestory Wall Paintings at St. Mary’s, Thirsk

Yesterday I set out on a trip to visit the small North Yorkshire town of Thirsk (once 'Threske' as noted in the memorial brass to one Robert of Threske located in the south aisle) to see one of the grandest perpendicular churches of its kind in the county. From York it takes 15 minutes by … Continue reading Clerestory Wall Paintings at St. Mary’s, Thirsk

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York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

The North and South choir aisles in York Minster contain an overwhelming number of funerary monuments. The crowded South aisle contains more wall-mounted memorials in marble and stone, dating almost in equal measure between the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, than the North aisle. The manner of their display is a scramble for wall space. … Continue reading York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn

As I begin to further explore the surviving early art and architecture of the North, I'm starting to feel like I am beginning to properly experience the area's Scandinavian heritage. Particularly in parts of North Yorkshire; especially in its churches and church-yards. Driving, cycling and walking on different trips across areas where I've been to … Continue reading A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn

A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard

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