St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire

Title

St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire

Subject

Architecture

Description

The church at Ebberston had its origins in the Late Saxon period in the eleventh century. The first church probably comprised an aisleless nave and a chancel. Most of the present church was built in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. It is thought that the font dates to the eleventh century, and that the south door is late Saxon and probably contemporary with the first church. The ironwork on the door also features a dove carrying an olive branch in the upper right of the door. The door, if it is indeed late Saxon, should be compared with the church door of St Helen's Church in Stillingfleet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where a tenth or eleventh-century door exhibits similar iron working styles.

Creator

Kelly A. Kilpatirck

Date

Late Saxon, Norman, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th centuries

Language

English

Date Created

2010-09-18

Files

St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire
Possible Late Saxon door, St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire
Possible Late Saxon door, St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire
decorated windowsill, north wall, probably Late Saxon
carving of a sword built into the fabric of the north wall (date unknown), St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire

Citation

Kelly A. Kilpatirck, “St Mary the Virgin, Ebberston, North Yorkshire,” Woruldhord, accessed September 20, 2021, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/364.

Geolocation