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
Exterior view from south, early 12th century and later, with stormy seas beyond. St Mary's Church, Whitby, England. Holly Hayes

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249304
Listed Building ID
1055865 view listed building data
Article Title
Parish Church of St Mary
Grid Reference
NZ 90150 11294
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

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

Page Info

Place ID
249304
Title
Parish Church of St Mary, Whitby, England
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022