Category Archives: Churches Conservation Trust

Capel, Kent – St Thomas a Becket

There was a notice in Tudeley church about the church of St Thomas a Becket in Capel, a Churches Conservation Trust church in the benefice – TQ637444. That was good, but with so many thousands of visitors to Tudeley, why … Continue reading

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Kedleston, Derbyshire – All Saints

Julie and I have moved to Derby, but not yet started work. So let us do what normal people do on a Sunday – go to a National Trust property. Kedleston Hall is just down the road, so let us … Continue reading

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Sunderland – Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity church in Sunderland is between the city and the coast, not far from the original port area. The church was built 1718-19, perhaps designed by William Etty. It was paid for by local business people as the town … Continue reading

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Shotley, Northumberland – St Andrew

I don’t know the churches south of Hexham, and was amazed when I realise this Churches Conservation Trust church is just a short distance from the A68 – NZ045553 – website. St Andrew’s church, Shotley is on the summit of … Continue reading

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Bywell, Northumberland – St Andrew

On Friday 22 April I joined an English Heritage Members’ Trip to three Churches Conservation Trust churches. We met at Newcastle Central, went to Bywell first, then sandwiches at the pub in Whittonstall, then to Shotley. Then a very long drive … Continue reading

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Skelton-cum-Newby, North Yorkshire – Christ the Consoler

The Church of Christ the Consoler, Skelton-cum-Newby, North Yorkshire is at SE360679, between the village and Newby Hall. The Hall looks well worth a visit – website – so I’ll put that on the list for next year. It is … Continue reading

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Marlborough, Wiltshire – St Peter

We drove along the A4 for a few miles and crossed the county boundary into Wiltshire, entering the town of Marlborough. We found somewhere to park and had a walk along the High Street. A very nice Oxfam bookshop and, … Continue reading

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Wroxeter, Shropshire – St Andrew

After Julie had been in every shop in Shrewsbury, we went out to Wroxeter Roman Site, which was fascinating (English Heritage). It was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, and must have been quite a place. Website. Then down to … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire – St Mary the Virgin

I met Julie back in town and we went to St Mary the Virgin – a Churches Conservation Trust church SJ492126 with café attached. The website is here. We started with lunch – very nice. The only problem is that … Continue reading

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York, Goodramgate – Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity is a church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust – there is a lot about the church at their website. The first existing record of the church is a charter of 1082, though it is thought this … Continue reading

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