English Churches - North Yorkshire

All Saintsí Church, Terrington


A small village church with some Norman work


There has been a church on this site since Saxon times but little remains of this church apart from some of the masonry at the base of the south wall. The present church is a mix of different styles and dates. The north aisle is C12th. The nave and chancel were rebuilt in the C13th and C14th. The tower dates from C15th although the top is later. The small south aisle and porch are Victorian.

All Saints' Church, Terrington

Set in a grassy churchyard just off the main street, the church has a tall, crudely built west tower with stepped buttresses and tall crocketed pinnacles. The top is faced with ashlar. On the south wall is the remains of an old sundial.

All Saintsí Church,
                Terrington

Inside, it is very quiet with just the loud tick of the clock. Round Norman pillars with water leaf capitals and round arches separate nave and north aisle. The arcade continues beyond the pointed chancel arch into the chancel. Walls are plastered with stone and slate memorial tablets. They are gently bending outwards. At the end of the side aisles are small chapels with an altar.

All Saintsí Church, Terrington

On the south wall is a small Norman window.

All Saintsí Church,
                Terrington

The chancel has scraped stone walls with a beamed and panelled rood with carved bosses. The altar has a small stone reredos with three carved arches. In the centre is a cross. On the left is the symbol IHC and the Chi-Rho symbol on the right. All are set on a gold mosaic base.

All Saintsí Church, Terrington

There is a simple octagonal font at the back and the old poor box. Furnishings are C19th, including two rather unusual chairs with beaded backs and arms.

All Saintsí Church,
                Terrington

The church is open 9-5 and there is on road parking. It is a nice church, but with nothing exceptional to fire the imagination. It is only worth visiting if passing. The post code is YO60 6PS and the grid reference is SE 672707.

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