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Unusual and very interesting.

This is something a bit different. This is no longer a place of worship and is instead a museum of... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
_pegsbarton
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Hidden gem

This is a wonderful little church, and unless you're an English Heritage member, a real hidden gem... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

This is something a bit different. This is no longer a place of worship and is instead a museum of sorts, showing what has been discovered about the people who were buried here, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is a wonderful little church, and unless you're an English Heritage member, a real hidden gem. The tower and west wing date from 990AD, one of the best preserved Saxon building in England. The interior is a superb example of Medieval architecture, but there's more, because hundreds of skeletons were found beneath the floor after the church closed several years ago, revealing all sorts of information about people of that time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a church very close to where I live so I visit it frequently. It's beauty is breathtaking. As it is run by English Heritage it has limited opening hours and is only open certain times of the year due to being run by volunteers. It is an Anglo Saxon, Norman, Gothic church built around dating from the 9th/10th century.

Its Grade 1 listing denotes its importance. There is an excellent museum inside. It has an interesting church tower and medieval nave.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a church steeped in history, where I find the local history interesting, as the church dates back centuries. It's intriguing to think how central a role both this church and St Marys played in forging the town's identity.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This church is reputed to be over 1,000 years old and maybe the oldest in the coutry. It is the only church that possibly rang in two milleniums. Having said this one used to be able to walk around and see the church as it was meant to be. Now the church has been taken over by the English Heritage and a charge is levied for entry. The atmosphere is that decided by the Heritage and spoils the natural environment locals used to experience. It is child friendly providing they do not mind skeletons that is. It is worth a visit but was much better as it was in my opinion. If one takes visiting friends and family it can prove expensive. The area around this church is as interesting as the church itself and is worth researching.

Date of experience: July 2017
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