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The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Strensall

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Strensall
St Mary the Virgin, Strensall, lies at the north-western end of Church Lane, on the upper edge of the village. The first church here seems to have been Norman, built between 1100-1150. It had rubble walls with dressings of Tadcaster or Bramham Moor stone. The interior fittings were basic, while the seats were made of thick, rough-hewn oak. By 1166 Strensall was held by York Minster. The original church building was in a state of decay when a full rebuild was ordered.
The vestry was added in the 1960s and by 2010 was also serving as the church hall. Extensive rebuilding on the original foundations was carried out in 1803-1804, but the work, in brick, lacked any style or quality. By 1863 this building was in a very dilapidated condition and after being damaged by autumn gales a replacement was decided upon. The present church was completed in the Early Decorated style in 1866 to a design by the architects J B and W Atkinson of York. [The History Files]

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The Church of St. Mary the Virgin is located at OS Grid Ref. SE6299660755

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