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Holy Trinity Church

Hob Uid: 58466
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Stonegrave
Grid Ref : SE6556777881
Summary : The nave is of Saxon origins, early 12th century tower, mid 12th century arcade, 15th century upper stage to tower and restoration of 1863 by G Fowler Jones. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with organ chamber to north. Alleged site of the 7th century monastery of Staningagrave. 9th and 10th century cross fragments and grave slabs are retained in the church.
More information : SE 6555 7787. Holy Trinity Church (NAT). (1)

Holy Trinity church with west and side walls of nave and west tower possibly Saxo-Norman or early Norman; remainder all 1863. A 10th century wheel-cross and several other pieces of Saxon carving are contained within the church. (2-4)

The church still in use is as described and in good condition. The 10th century wheel cross and other fragments are displayed within the church. (5)

SE 656 778. Earthworks lie in pasture adjacent to and N of the
present graveyard of Stonegrave church. They may merely represent the extent of an earlier graveyard, but they could be associated with the 7th century monastery known to have existed by Stonegrave. The outer earthwork is apparently a boundary. A monastery at `Staningagrave' is mentioned by authority 6a.
Earthworks scheduled (not visible on RAF air photographs 1946). (6-7)

SE 6555 7787. The nave is of Saxon origin, and has an early 12th century tower with a 15th century upper stage. The church was
substantially rebuilt in 1863. There are 9th and 10th century cross shafts, cross wheel-heads and grave covers, including hogbacks. (8-8e)

A boundary, seen as an earthwork was mapped from good quality air photographs. It may be part of the earthworks recorded by authority 6 as part of the seventh century monastery. However, from available photography there is not enough evidence to support an interpretation other than Medieval or Post Medieval boundary (centred at SE 6555 7792) (Morph No. HH.56.2.1). Other earthworks to the west have been recorded in SE 67 NE 113.

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database. (9)

SE 656 778. Earthworks by Stonegrave church. Scheduled no. NY/1242. (10)

There are eight fragments of Anglian stonework retained in the church. There is a largely complete shaft and wheelhead of 10th century date at the west end of the nave. It is markedly different formthe other crosses in Ryedale, there being more westerly elements, the closest parallel being Maen Achyfan in Flintshire. There are four other cross fragments of 9th-10th century date, fragments of a cross base of 10th century date, and two fragments of 10th century grave covers. (11)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" map, 1958
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Source Number : 2
Source : Anglo-Saxon architecture : volume 2
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Page(s) : 577-8
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Source Number : 8b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Smith A H, 1969, The place names of the North Riding of Yorkshire, p 54
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Source Number : 8c
Source : Yorkshire, the North Riding
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Source Number : 8d
Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : Firby M and Lang J, 1981, The pre-Conquest sculpture at Stonegrave.
Page(s) : 17
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Vol(s) : 53, 1981
Source Number : 8e
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Whitelock D, 1955, English Historical Documents, vol I, p 764
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Damian Grady/29-OCT-1993/RCHME: Howardian Hills Project
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Source Number : 10
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, SAM List, North Yorkshire, March 1994, p 50
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Source Number : 11
Source : Corpus of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture, volume 3 : York and eastern Yorkshire
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Page(s) : 215-20
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Source Number : 3
Source : Yorkshire, the North Riding
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Page(s) : 359-60
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : W Collingwood
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Vol(s) : 19, 1907
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Field Investigator, AGM, 02-NOV-1977
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Helmsley, Rievaulx and District, (Edited by J McDonnell), 1963, p 58-59 (R H Hayes)
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cartularium Saxonicum, p 184, 3 vols, 1885-1893 (Edited by Birch)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM), Record Form, October 1978
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Michael McElvaney/APR-1993/RCHME/NYCC:Howardian Hills Project
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Source Number : 8a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series, 1897, Yorkshire Lay Subsidy, p 46
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C11
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 1001
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C7
Monument End Date : 700
Monument Start Date : 601
Monument Type : Monastery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C9 and 10
Monument End Date : 1000
Monument Start Date : 801
Monument Type : Church, Cross
Evidence : Structure, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : C10
Monument End Date : 1000
Monument Start Date : 901
Monument Type : Grave Slab
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Boundary Bank
Evidence : Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mid C12
Monument End Date : 1166
Monument Start Date : 1133
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15
Monument End Date : 1500
Monument Start Date : 1401
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1863
Monument End Date : 1863
Monument Start Date : 1863
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Period : Early Medieval
Component Monument Type : Church, Cross
Object Type :
Object Material : Sandstone
Period : Early Medieval
Component Monument Type : Grave Slab
Object Type :
Object Material : Sandstone

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.02
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.03
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.04
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.04001
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.05
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.06001
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.06002
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.07
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 319.08
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : HH.56.2
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 95554
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 329611
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1173360
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 67 NE 13
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : SURVEY BY SYDNEY DECIMUS KITSON
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 67 NE 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-11-02
End Date : 1977-11-02
Associated Activities : RCHME/NYCC: HOWARDIAN HILLS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-04-01
End Date : 1994-01-01
Associated Activities : CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY/STONEGRAVE MINSTER
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31