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St Stephen, Snainton, Yorkshire, North Riding

(54°13′47″N, 0°35′30″W)
SE 919 825
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, North Riding
now North Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Jeffrey Craine
September 20

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Feature Sets

The present church is a complete construction of 1835 by John Barry. The single Romanesque feature is a reset arch incorporated into a lychgate.

The chapel destroyed in 1835 to facilitate the new building was a small 12thc building with an aisleless nave and chancel. The richly sculpted arch of the south door was re-erected in the churchyard wall to form the main entrance where it has weathered (VCH. Vol 2, 424).


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration


Although the present church is an entirely mid-19thc building, the arch was clearly part of an earlier structure. For a small church the arch is fairly elaborate and of a sound quality.


N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Yorkshire: the North Riding, New Haven and London, 1966, 347.

Victoria County History of York, Vol 2, London, 1912, 424-430.