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The 12th-13th century medieval Church of St Giles in Skelton

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St Giles Church was much restored in the 19th century

and the magnificent entrance door in the 20th century.

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St Giles is a superb little church dating mainly from the mid-12th century and the architecture is entirely Early English. The highly decorated, though much restored, south door. The architectural style is similar to the mid-13th century parts of York Minster e.g. the south transept built in 1225-1230, so did the same stonemasons work on this too? It was built when Archbishop de Gray confirmed a donation to the chapel made by Robert Haget, Treasurer of York Minster.

 

 

The church has a fine little bellcote tower, gable crosses and buttresses and was built at or before 1247.

 

The church consists of a nave (with two bays) and a chancel.

 

The upper parts of the tall east end lancet windows of the chancel.

 

 

The interior is strong and magnificent with great decorated capitals and fine arches.

 

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The stained glass three lancet lights of the east window.

 

 

The decoration of the stonework is quite striking, this was workmanship of the highest order.

 

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The arches and windows of the west end and the south door.

 

 

The Skelton Garden Centre and Cafe

A handy place to call after a visit to the lovely old church of St Giles, Skelton

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