St Andrew's church, Stainton le Vale :: Shared Description

Grade II listed

Early 14th century.
Little history remains on record of St Andrew's church. It may be inferred that this church was destroyed or allowed to fall into decay; during the outbreak of the Civil War the chancel of the church was still standing, but in 1707, when the churchwardens were directed to repair the church and churchyard, there is no mention of the chancel. In 1718 the church had so fallen on evil days that it even contained "no altar" and the "communion cloth" which was there in 1707 had disappeared.

The present church (much smaller than the original one) consists of a nave and a western tower of c1300, containing one bell, although there were originally three bells. On the north side of the nave, near the entrance to the vestry, is a very interesting early Norman doorway, dating from around 1100 AD; and in the nave wall are some arches of the Early English period. The bell in the tower bears the date 1623.
The arches of the original south arcade have been blocked, and two windows inserted.

In 1886 the interior of the church was restored; a whole new pulpit, reading desk and altar rail were provided, and the whole church was re-seated and re-floored at a cost of £132.
The font is 20th Century.


Information from sheet in church.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TF1794 : St Andrew's church, Stainton le Vale by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF1794 : St Andrew's church, Stainton le Vale by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF1794 : Interior, St Andrew's church, Stainton le Vale by J.Hannan-Briggs


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Created: Wed, 31 Jul 2013, Updated: Sun, 4 Jun 2017

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