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All Saints, Lund, Yorkshire, East Riding

(53°55′11″N, 0°31′28″W)
SE 970 481
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, East Riding
now East Riding of Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Cristian Ispir
  • Rita Wood
29 August 2003

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Feature Sets

W tower built between the 14thc and the 15thc, while the remainder (nave, N aisle, chancel, vestry and S porch) is mid 19thc. The church guide notes under 'Interior' that there is a contemporary drawing of the church which shows the church before the 1853 restoration. As recorded in the church guide, there was a '12thc Norman S wall with typical small windows'. The chancel was built in 1845-6 by Chantrell, and the remainder in 1853 by Cuthbert Brodrick. The pillars of the N arcade are original, probably early 13thc. The font bowl is 12thc.


There is no mention of the church in the Domesday Survey. The church guide says that first documentary evidence of a church in Lund is a deed of 1160/80 recording the gift of the right of patronage of the church of Lund by Thomas Darel, a tenant of the Percies, to Warter Priory.





The hypothesis that a tree was carved on the font would be supported by comparison with the Tree in the Garden of Eden at Riccall (North Yorkshire), which is made up of roots, a double column, a single-scallop capital and a few leaves and 'cherries',

Although this was the only visible carving, the leaflet suggests that there had been another. This might be in the fourth bay in an anticlockwise direction, just before the new rim begins again. This bay appears to have three columnar shapes.

There is an incised cross on the L bay. A roughly-incised cross is found on the drum font at Thorngumbald.


J. E. Morris, The East Riding of Yorkshire. 2nd ed. (1906), 1919, 251-2

N. Pevsner and D. Neave, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 2nd. ed., London, 1995, 614-5