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North Grimston

St Nicholas, North Grimston

The church of St Nicholas is one of the most historically rich of the surrounding area, and is set well back from the main road amidst tall trees and greenery. From the outside, you can see clearly that the church has been substantially developed from the original 12th Century building. The fine tower, with a wonderful statue of St Nicholas, is of the 13th Century. The main doorway is also very old, and you can see traces of red limewash in the arches.

Inside, the chancel arch is 12th Century and it is likely that the church would have had to be rebuilt very early in its history, probably through subsidence. There is an excellent window by Kempe from 1884, and two complete medieval grave slabs, but the highlight is the massive 12th Century font, with its rich, vigorous carvings. These are of wonderful quality, especially the glorious Last Supper, and are to be compared with those on the font at Cowlam near Sledmere.

Churchwardens: The Lord Middleton