St. Paul's Church, Heslington
| St Paul Heslington lies on the northern side of Field Lane, immediately south of York Science Park, overlooking School Lane in Heslington. The first church on this site was built in the eleventh century. It consisted of chancel, nave with north aisle and, unusually at this time, west tower. The two bells in the tower were cast by John Porter of York in 1388. In the eighteenth century only one service a month was held here. By 1857 the church was too small and in a poor state.|
A new, stone church was erected in 1857-1858, with chancel, nave, vestry, west tower with spire and south porch. The design was by J B & W Atkinson of York. Of the old church, only the bells, font and two wall plaques survived. Heslington Methodist Chapel was opened by the Wesleyans in the 1830s. It was still used in 1851, but no more is known of it. In 1844 and 1847 two more chapels were built, but the last of them closed in 1971. The Methodists now worship at St Paul's. [The History Files]
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St. Paul's Church is located at OS Grid Ref. SE6280650552
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