The Entrance Door St John's Church. by Trevor Kersley

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Located at Salton, North Yorkshire. This is a Grade 1 listed Church.
The village of Salton is small, but pleasantly situated on the banks of the Dove, about five miles S. of Kirbymoorside. The church, which is dedicated to St. John of Beverley, is a Norman structure of the 11th century, with restorations of later date. The edifice was partially destroyed by fire about the year 1200, but it was thoroughly restored again, the present fine tower was built at the west end, and some of the very narrow windows were made wider and longer, with pointed heads. Traces of the fire may still be seen on the walls. The arch of the porch is part of the original church, and is ornamented with two orders of well-carved beak heads, with the remains of a third. The chancel arch, which is also Norman, exhibits three of zigzag work. The church was again restored in 1881, at a cost of over £2,000, towards which the lord of the manor contributed £1,000. A new spiral staircase was erected in the tower, and the gallery, which disfigured the west end of the nave, was taken down, The chancel window is a memorial of the late John Woodall, Esq.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Trevor!

  • thank you David

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Bramley1
    Bramley1almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!!

  • thanking you for the fave as well as your kind comments ..Bri

    – Trevor Kersley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Fine-looking portal. I love the stone & wood feeling; a good combination.

  • thank you Sheila

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    stunning work

  • thanks very much steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot and what a wonderful entrance to a lovely looking church.

  • thanks gary mate

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot

  • thanks mate

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • thanking you Colin

    – Trevor Kersley

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, love the different textures of the old stone and the old wood!

  • Thank you Susan also for the fave

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Morpho  Pyrrou
    Morpho Pyrrouover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanking you very much for the feature,Morpho

    – Trevor Kersley

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