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All Saints' Church, Rufforth

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All Saints' Church, Rufforth
All Saints Church, Rufforth, is at the north-east corner of Wetherby Road and Pear Tree Farm in the middle of the village. The first church here was either late Saxon or early Norman, but nothing of its history can be uncovered. The present church was built in 1894-1895, designed in the decorated Gothic style by the architects Domaine and Brierley of York, with accommodation for 120. Externally, the building is of Killinghall stone with Whitby stone dressings.
Internally, suitable stone from the old church has been used, and the two Norman doorways were preserved and refitted inside the new building. The interior underside of the roof is of oak, barrel vaulted with carved bosses and carved figures. The church was refurbished in 1998. In 2007 the bells were increased to six, forcing the clock to be stopped while the work was carried out. The new bells were salvaged from a redundant Methodist church in the Midlands. [The History Files]

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All Saints' Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE5276751493

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