St. Peter's


Location; 5 miles north west of Scarborough. Multimap

Description; The nave is the oldest part of the church. The side walls have the remains of Anglo-Saxon windows above the later gothic arched piercings. The chancel arch is also pre Norman.

The impost stone supporting the left of the chancel arch in the above picture has an interlaced carving of typical Anglo-danish type.

In the south aisle is the remains of a cross shaft. It is of the 7th Century, discovered being used as a gatepost in the 19th Century. It is decorated with interlace designs, and figures. There are various latin and runic scripts. The latin script mentions Abbess Oedilburga, who was the great niece of St, Hild, who founded the monastery here in 680AD.

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Photographs by the author.