Photograph of Holy Trinity Church, Elvington, Yorkshire
Holy Trinity Church, Elvington
| Holy Trinity Church, Elvington, stands at the southern end of Church Lane, and the village, before the lane turns westwards. There was a church at Elvington in 1086, although little is known of it in the medieval period. It was out of repair in 1663 and again in 1744. Possibly by 1801 its condition was unrecoverable because the Reverend A Cheap decided to fund much of the work to build a new church rather than repair the old one. The new church opened in 1803.
The new church was of brick with stone dressings, with an embattled west tower, apse, and west gallery. The windows were in 'semigothic' style. It was repaired in 1849 and 1868 and then rebuilt on a site a little to the south in 1876-1877. The new building, in stone, was designed by William White. Elvington Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built in the village in 1810. It was rebuilt or extensively repaired in 1833 and restored in 1899. It was still used in 1972. [The History Files]
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