9. Gillamoor Village
and St Aidan's Church
A church has stood on this site since the 12th century. It stands on the edge of the moor above lower Farndale. The present building was erected in 1802 by a local stone mason, James Smith, using carted stone from the 'dismantled' medieval church in Bransdale.
Unusually, the church has no north or east windows as a protection from the strong prevailing winds. The rough hewn font is probably Norman and the 17th C communion table, communion rails and wooden screens at the back of the church, all came from the mother-church in Kirkbymoorside.
The west window shows the church's patron saint St Aidan. Please support the small but loyal congregation with a small donation to the church to help with its upkeep and appreciate its simple, humble peacefulness before dashing off in the car to next tourist watering hole. (My thanks for the information from the notice board).
The interior of St Aidan's Church, Gillamore
The War Memorial on the small triangular village green of Gillamoor.
Down the side of St Aidan's Church runs a sunken lane down to where the medieval mill was.
Looking west along the one and only street!
Quiet, well tended gardens in Gillamoor.
The village of Gillamoor has an unusual four sided sun-dial surmounted by a finely carved stone globe.
The village pubin Gillamore - The Royal Oak Inn
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