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St. Giles' Church, Copmanthorpe

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St. Giles' Church, Copmanthorpe
St Giles, Copmanthorpe, stands inside the circle formed by Church Street and Main Street in the heart of the village, which is mentioned in Domesday Book as 'Copemantorp', meaning 'traders' village' or 'craftsmen's village'. The village was the site of a preceptory of the Knights Templar, on land given by the Malbysse family. The church was built by the Normans in 1180 as a chapel of ease to St Mary Bishophill Junior. It remained so until 1866, when it gained its own parish. [The History Files]

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St. Giles' Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE5651846872

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