Alison

Alison

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on July  9, 2013




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St Oswalds
Lythe
North Yorkshire


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St Oswalds, Lythe

St Oswalds, Lythe
Small church near Whitby.

Commanding spectacular views of the North Sea from its position at the top of Lythe Bank, this striking church continues the tradition of worship at this site that almost certainly began in Viking times. Largely rebuilt by Sir Walter Tapper in 1911, some parts of an earlier church building do remain.

In the Domesday Book the manor of Lid, now called Lythe, was held by someone called Nigel. There is no mention of a place of worship until 1100, when Nigel's son is recorded as making a grant of the church at Lythe to Nostel Priory, near Wakefield. In 1154 Robert, Priest of Lythe, is mentioned in an ancient document. These are the earliest written records of the Church.

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Jean
Jean
It looks a lovely building. I like the tower and the sky is beautiful.
5 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
What a beautiful historic building and lovely to see it still in use. A well composed study of it.
5 years ago.
SMUDGEYSMITH
SMUDGEYSMITH
LOVELY - NICE WEATHER YOU HAD
5 years ago.