St. Everilda's Church, Nether Poppleton
| St Everilda's Church, Nether Poppleton, is located at the far eastern end of Church Lane, about a hundred and fifty metres (yards) west of the railway line. The name of the village is derived from the gravel bed upon which the village was built, and is formed from the Old English words 'popel' (pebble) and 'tun' (hamlet, or farm). The church is one of only two dedicated to the seventh century Saxon saint, which suggests that it was founded about that time or soon afterwards.|
The Saxon church was probably wooden, and nothing of it has survived. The present stone church dates from the eleventh century, while the stained glass in the eastern window is of the late thirteenth century and early fourteenth century. There are some monumental effigies in the church to members of Archbishop Hutton's family, some of whom resided in Poppleton. Until 1996 the parish was part of the Harrogate district of the North Riding of Yorkshire. [The History Files]
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St. Everilda's Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE5644755049
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