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All Saints, Moor Monkton, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°59′54″N, 1°13′19″W)
Moor Monkton
SE 511 561
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now North Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Rita Wood
5 May 1995; 17 Nov 2014

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Feature Sets

Moor Monkton is a village 7 miles NW of York. The church consists of a 12th-century aisleless nave and chancel with later W tower. Thoroughly restored c.1878, according to plans held by the Borthwick Institute, York. The church stands alone about one mile from the village (itself at the end of the road) and, when visited in 1995, had no mains electricity and was lamp-lit. Remains of 12th-century work are found in the two S doorways, two small plain windows in the N wall of the chancel and in the lower jambs of the round-headed chancel arch. Of these, only the S nave doorway contains sculpture.


The church is not mentioned in DB. The dedication to St Cuthbert is noted by Lawrence Butler (Butler 2007, 300, n.1) and is taken from Wolffe, 2000, 4, no. 72.


Exterior Features




The mouldings in the arch of the S doorway to the nave are similar to those used at Long Marston, although with a less-pronounced keel on the angle roll. The way the hollow moulding is barred at the impost is also seen on the N porch at Selby Abbey.

The doorway at Askham Richard also includes a twisted mask; these may suggest the defeat of evil spirits in the battle with Christ. The Victorian restoration does not give that impression at all: one wonders what it replaced.


L. A. S. Butler (ed.), The Yorkshire Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne (1825-1874) Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record series 159 (Woodbridge, 2007).

J. Wolffe, Yorkshire Returns of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship, I: City of York and East Riding: Borthwick Texts and Calendars, 25 (York, 2000).