Whitby St John the Evangelist, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Whitby St John the Evangelist Baxtergate was built as a chapel of ease to Whitby, Yorkshire and consecrated in 1850.

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, further down Baxtergate, was built in 1848–9 and consecrated in1850, and consists of a nave of five bays with aisles and two shallow projections in the form of transepts opposite the second bay from the east. The style is13th-century Gothic, and the arcades are lofty with tall coupled lancet windows to the aisles. At the east end is a chancel arch, but the chancel itself has never been completed. Behind the altar is a carved stone reredos with a mosaic of the Last Supper. It is a chapel of ease to the parish church. [1]


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Poor Law Unions

Whitby Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Probate records

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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.