Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis
| Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis, is on the eastern side of Acaster Lane just north of the Canon's Court junction. The Latin word for a camp is castra, indicating that the Roman army may have been based here. The village is mentioned in Domesday Book as Acastre. 'Malbis' derives from the Norman Malbysse or De Malebys family, a Norman personal name that in French means 'very swarthy', and this family gained Acastre during the reign of Richard I.|
A Norman church was built on this site, probably about 1100. In 1360 the estates of the Malbysse family passed into the hands of the Fairfax family, who pulled the old church down. The replacement they built, the present church, survives largely intact, along with some additions and restoration work from 1886 by C Hodgson. The church was built in Magnesian limestone ashlar with a plain tile roof, wooden bell tower to the west, and a south porch in the church's cruciform ground plan. [The History Files]
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Holy Trinity Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE5937545830
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