Whitby Church Whitby, England

The fortress-like exterior of St Mary's Church shelters a charming hodge-podge of box pews, galleries and nautical woodwork from the North Sea weather. And it was featured in Dracula.

View from South with Stormy Seas
Holly Hayes

Facts & Stats

Id
249304
Best Known As
Whitby Church
Full Name
Whitby Church
Also Known As
Parish Church of St Mary
Coordinates
54.489049° N, 0.610095° W  (map)

Timeline

Listed Building Description

WHITBY

665/2/3 PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY 23-FEB-54

GV I

Originally circa 1110. Transepts and tower of C12 and C13. Roof pitch altered in l6l4. North wall removed 1818. Porch 1823. The interior of the building is remarkable as being an unaltered example of a large town church retaining intact its fittings of pre-Cl9 date ie galleries of from 1695 to 1818, box pews and a 3-decker pulpit of 1778 altered in 1847, and supplied with speaking tubes in 1843. NMR.

Listing NGR: NZ9015611294

Further Resources

  1. The National Heritage List for England: 1055865, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1055865. Historic England.