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St Michael and All Angels, Linton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, West Riding

(54°3′56″N, 1°59′37″W)
SE 005 633
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now North Yorkshire
  • Rita Wood
17 Jul 1995; 12 Aug 2012

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Linton is 8 miles N of Skipton in Yorkshire. Near the river Wharfe, where there is a famous set of stepping stones, the squat medieval church of St Michael has N and S aisles enclosing nave and chancel, and a square bellcote at the W end of the nave roof. Restored 1861 (Leach and Pevsner, 2009, 574). Part of the N nave arcade and chancel arch responds are 12thc., while the chancel arch itself and the S arcade are 13thc. There is a plain 12thc. font. and some reset capitals.


DB does not mention a church here.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches



Interior Decoration





The three capitals all include the ring and the upright at the top, but are of different heights, so are perhaps from three different assemblages: chancel arch, main doorway and priest's doorway?

Note: a Romanesque crucifix 'found in 1835 near one of the fords over the stream' was sadly stolen from the church in 1980 (Pevsner, 1967, pl. 27; Wright, 1991, pp. 16, 31).


P. Leach and N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North (Yale, 2009).

N. Pevsner, Yorkshire: West Riding. The Buildings of England (Harmondsworth, 1959), 2nd. ed. rev.E. Radcliffe (1967).

J. E. Wright, The Parish Church of St. Michael and all Angels, Linton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire (1991).