12. The village of Pockley and the church in the hamlet-village of Carlton
The village of Pockley
The hamlet-village of Pockley is about 2 miles north-east of Helmsley. The beautiful Riccal Dale is to the west of the village. Some of the pretty thatched cottages are holiday cottages.
Pockley is a small and peaceful hamlet with some pretty thatched cottages and a small, but fine church.
The Church of St John the Baptist, Pockley. It was built in 1870 and designed by Sir Gilbert Scott or his son. The chancel and screen and other fine furnishings were done by Temple Moore in 1898-1899. Figures on the rood beam were done by Lang of Oberammagau.
One of the fine stained glass windows of St John the Baptist Church, Pockley.
The 13th century font and a heraldic painting.
The church in the hamlet-village of Carlton
I'd noticed this 'disused' church in Carlton years ago and somewhat intrigued by it. It is St Aidan's Church, a defunct late Victorian Church by Temple-Moore. It is situated 2 miles north of Helmsley on the 'country' road to Bransdale and Bilsdale. OS Grid ref. 610867
Fine stonework on the tower, but overall the church seems in a general state of disrepair, which seems a shame for such a potentially fine building.
The south facing porch feels very medieval.
Weathered figure stonework on the top of the porch.
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