St Agatha's Church

St Agatha's Church, Easby

St Agatha's Church
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KeithB
Stockton-on-Tees, UK43 contributions
Great place to clear your mind
Sep 2021
We always stop here when we come to Richmond with the dog, its not far to walk and a great place to get your thoughts together, it has great history to it and when you are feeling down it is a great place to talk to your maker
Written September 19, 2021
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Alan c
Sunderland, UK2 contributions
This other Eden
Aug 2020
At the age of 65/67 I/we married in this very church. A dream come true for us as we are locals. (known each other for 70 years now). Cant imagine ANYWHERE finer. After all, i can say we married in an ancient abbey and took a part of our honeymoon in a genuine medieval castle.( Lumley, 40 miles away). The large tree adjacent to the car park was our conker tree and 50 yards up the slope of the lane (exit) stands the only ECHO stone i've ever heard of. It works as well!! Stand on it, look back over the church, shout, and be surprised! Imagine the fun with your children.
I feel privileged to have been brought up like this! Its a wonderful area. Incidentally, I could lecture on things historical within this area but i prefer others to do that. At my age i prefer to live within my youthful memories.
Written July 30, 2021
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Menumore
236 contributions
Serenity
Oct 2020
Wonderful church on the Drummer Boy walk via Easby. Church is next to the Abbey. Most people walk along the river but carry on to the hamlet of Easby
Written October 18, 2020
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
LOVELY CHURCH!
Feb 2020
I decided to make the short drive to Easby when I was staying in Richmond.
I came across this lovely little church, which was wonderfully maintained, not only the church, but also the grounds.
Written April 12, 2020
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK4,131 contributions
An ancient and important church.
Feb 2020 • Couples
St Agatha’s Church is situated in a lovely location next to the impressive ruins of Easby Abbey (see separate review). The church is actually older than the abbey and parts of it date from before 1100 (the Abbey was founded in 1152).

The church is noted for its outstanding frescoes, which are situated in the chancel and date from the 1200s, as well as a replica of the intricately carved Easby Cross. The original cross dates from around the year 800 and is now held in the Victoria and Albert museum.

Sadly, the church is currently closed to visitors due to some minor incidents of theft and vandalism, and we can only hope that it will reopen in the not too distant future.
Written February 3, 2020
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dyble
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1,387 contributions
Delightful
Oct 2019 • Family
This medieval church is a little gem with wonderful stained glass and an adjoining graveyard. We had a good wander it was peaceful and overlooks the ruins of the abbey.
Written October 31, 2019
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altyc
Manchester, UK65 contributions
A little gem with very old frescos
Oct 2019
Worth a visit if you're visiting Easby Abbey and you're lucky enough to find it open. Frescos predate those in Florence apparently
Written October 21, 2019
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Lynn Mills
Liverpool, UK537 contributions
Lovely
Sep 2019 • Couples
On visiting Easby Abbey, it was great to find the church open. Lovely church and well looked after. Had a nice wander around the grave yard.
Written September 19, 2019
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Val W
Merthyr Tydfil, UK910 contributions
A glimpse into the past in a church that is still living.
Jul 2019
This church gives a stunning insight into how medieval churches would have looked “back in the day”. The wall paintings are amazing. This is not, however, just an historical site; it is still very much a living church.

It can be reached by a lovely walk from Richmond but there is limited parking at the church when there isn’t a service being held and that can be useful in bad weather or for people with mobility problems.
Written August 10, 2019
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Orcaorca
London, UK310 contributions
Superb Example
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited with friends who have ancestors buried in St. Agathas grave yard, but I only mention this to highlight the quality and depth of information available in the church records available to read and peruse
I am not expert enough to state with confidence but it does appear that the church may have suffered somewhat along with Easby Abbey (where the church is) during the reign of Henry VIII, and been restored quickly thereafter
Overall a very worthwhile visit even without the benefit of the Abbey itself
Written July 26, 2019
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