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St Nicholas, Grindale, Yorkshire, East Riding

(54°7′27″N, 0°16′4″W)
TA 133 712
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, East Riding
now East Riding of Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Rita Wood
11 May 2004

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St Nicholas' was rebuilt 1873-4, replacing a brick church of 1830. The church appears to be entirely Victorian, but there is quite a bit of the chancel arch, as well as furnishings, from the Romanesque period, that is, two fonts in the church and a pillar piscina reset in the vestry.


The king and the archbishop had land at the time of the Domesday Survey, the archbishop’s land was waste. The king’s land was passed to Gant (VCH, ii, 88).

The church seems to have been associated with Bridlington Priory from at least 1115, but had some degree of independence, having its own patron etc, but perhaps a priest from the priory (VCH, ii, 89).


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches



Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


The ‘restored 12th c. tub’ (Pevsner & Neave) is presumably one of the two fonts for this church.


Allison, K. J. A History of the County of York East Riding, ii. London, 1974, pp. 87-90.

Anonymous. St Nicholas’ church, Grindale. 1974, and revised version current 2004.

Yorkshire Fines 1541 i, pp. 95.

Pevsner, N. & Neave, D. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 2nd. ed. London, 1995, pp. 447.

Lawton, G. Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum De Dioecesi Eboracensi, 1842, pp. 290.