Friday, 30 August 2013

St Mary's Church & Anne Brontë

Just a street or so away from Tall Storeys sits the Church of St Mary.  Dating back to 1150 it is thought to have been built by masons employed by the castle.

Over the centurys it has expanded to what it is today with the addition of the South and North aisles in 1200 with transepts and chantry chapels added to the South aisle in the 15th century. It's a stunning church and much larger than you first think from the outside.

St Mary's Church
Sadly all of the original stained glass windows were destroyed during the English Civil War along with a large part of the Church itself.  However the windows in place today are all 19th and 20th century replicas and just as beautiful. We especially like the large blue clock that you can see for miles around and the lovely well kept plants that surround the church. 

Anne Bronte's Grave
British novelist and poet Anne Brontë, one of the famous Brontë sisters, is also buried in the church yard which always seem to attract a steady stream of visitors all year round.

It's a lovely place to stop by with a stunning view of Scarborough's North bay and lots of interesting cobbled lanes to explore in the old part of the town.

Fantastic view from the church yard

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