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All Saints' Church, Hawnby



All Saints' Church, Hawnby, is a 14th century building located on a hill overlooking the River Rye, to the west of the main part of the village. 

The church currently consists of a 38ft 2in by 22ft 3in nave, with a smaller chancel to the east and a vestry built onto the northern side of the chancel. Entrance is via a porch on the southern side. The current church has no tower, but two bells are mounted in an open bell turret over the western wall.  

The church was probably built in the 12th century, at which point it had a western tower and been generally smaller. It was reconstructed in the late 14th century, possibly after being destroyed by raiding Scots. The rebuilt church retained the south wall of the nave, but the church was made wider by moving the north wall further to the north. The chancel was totally rebuilt, and only the lower part of the tower retained, with the tower itself going.

The east window dates to the 15th century, with three trefoiled lights and a traceried pointed head. Most of the other windows are of more recent date, as is the door and porch.


Grid Reference: SE 536 896
West of main village and of Hawnby Bridge, just off the road that runs west from Hawnby Bridge.