All Saints' Church, Upper Poppleton
| All Saints Church, Upper Poppleton, is at The Green, on the western side of Hodgson Lane, midway between the Station Road and Beech Grove junctions. The first building here was a chapel of ease built by the Normans and known as the Chapel of All Hallows. The village was in the possession of St Mary's Abbey in York, given by Osbern de Arches in the late eleventh century, and was the scene of the murder of the mayor of York, during the reign of Richard II.|
The old Norman chapel was demolished in 1890 to make way for the present, two cell church of All Saints, which retained a few thirteenth century fragments. The new church was designed by Charles Hodgson Fowler of Durham. It consists of coursed dressed stone with ashlar dressings and plain tile roofs, and a small, square west tower. During 1959-1972 the building underwent alterations by G G Pace. The wooden pews from the original Victorian build survive. [The History Files]
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All Saints' Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE5554654044
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