Whitby St Hilda, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History

St Hilda was built as further district church for Whitby from part of Whitby, Yorkshire Ancient Parish

ST. HILDA'S Church,on the west cliff, was built in 1885 from the designs of Mr. R. J. Johnson at a cost of £18,500. It is a large,lofty and handsome example of modern work in the 'Decorated' style, consisting of chancel with side chapels, nave with aisles and narthex, and a central tower not yet completed. The quire has a fine seven-light east window, the west window being of six lights and filled with a Jesse tree in stained glass. The nave is five bays long, with a narthex of three bays across the west end, containing a dark marble carved font in the style of the 15th century. The fittings of the church are carried out with great magnificence and include a carved and painted reredos, a carved oak rood screen under the western tower arch, a carved stone pulpit with an oak sounding-board and a bishop's seat, of the same material, to the north of the altar, with an ornate canopy reaching nearly to the roof. The quire roof is of wagon form with carved angels to the cornice, and on the south side are three stone sedilia and a piscina. This also is a chapel of ease. [1]


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  1. From: 'Parishes: Whitby', A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923), pp. 506-528. British History Date accessed: 07 May 2011.