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29. Danby Dale (6) St Hilda's Church & environs

Danby's St Hilda's Church lies in the heart of Danby Dale with Church Farm near it. Its origins are medieval, serving the local rural community.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Much of the church you see is of Victorian restoration work, but the tower is 15th century and the site goes back to early medieval times.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: The tower is 15th century but most of the rest of the building is Victorian rebuild and restoration and again in the early 20th century.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: In the winter snow

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby:

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: The medieval windows in the tower.

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St Hilda's Church, Danby, lies below the western slopes of Danby Rigg.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: The view from near Church Farm.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby:

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Masonry fragments from the earlier medieval church.

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St Hilda's Church, Danby: Looking east down the nave into the chancel.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Looking west down the nave.

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: An ancient tombstone slab in the porch and examples of the stained glass windows in Danby Church (St Bride and ?).

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Stained glass window in south aisle, St Hilda with the Venerable Bede, St Wilfred, Caedmon and Bishop Colman

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Other stained glass windows

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Each year a lovely flower festival is held.

 

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St Hilda's Church, Danby: A Masonic tombstone?

 

St Hilda's Church, Danby: Some curious inscribed stone in the porch???

 

The grave of my parents (William Cyril Brown & Edith May Brown - nee Edith Reakes), they loved coming to stay with their grandchildren in the old schoolhouse at Castleton

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