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St. Mary's and St. Alkelda's Church, Middleham

St. Mary

The church dates from the 13th century. The South doorway is original with a chamfered pointed arch and roll moulded jambs. Above the door is a 14th century relief of the Crucifixion flanked by our Lady and St. John, and said by Pevsner “to be clearly once very good”. It is reputed to come from the castle.
A large tomb cover on the wall is that of Robert Thornton, 22nd Abbot of Jervaulx, who died in 1533. It is believed to have come from the Abbey to Middleham for protection at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries around 1536 - along with the Abbot's remains.

Parking: There is no parking adjacent to the church, but a car park at the nearby Key Centre is a 175m walk away along a flat, tarmac path. There is also an entrance to the church with 8 steps off the Leyburn road. Please be careful when parking within the village so as not to inconvenience local people. Drivers of disabled visitors please call the Festival office for drop-off advice on 01748 880018.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available inside the church.

Postcode: DL8 4NR

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