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Wensley Church

The highlights of Wensley Church

Walking the Old Ways

Wensley church is an historical gem, as I mentioned in my last blog. It’s worth travelling quite a distance to see. Here are some of the highlights. Holy Trinity church dates to at least the 12th century, though there may well have been a church on this site in Anglo-Saxon times.

Fortunately, the Victorian “restorers” more or less left the building alone, hence its rich treasures.DSCF1364

Firstly, here are some Anglo-Saxon grave-markers, now set in the interior wall of the church.

The wall paintings are very faint, but probably date to the early 14th century:

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Here’s a wooden alms box and reliquary which probably came from Easby Abbey after the dissolution of Henry VIII:

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The oak choir benches in the chancel date to 1527 and are the work of the Ripon Carvers, notice the ancient choristers graffiti. The carved creatures include a leopard, a greyhound, a dragon, a hare etc…

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