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.

Facts & Stats on Whitby Church

Go Historic ID
319055
Names
Parish Church of St Mary
Whitby Church
Tags
Grade I listed building#1055865; since 1954

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National Grid Reference
NZ 90150 11294

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Listed Building Description of Whitby Church

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.

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Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Whitby Church

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Whitby Church - Whitby, England