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Unusual shaped tower, stunning inside.

The octagonal shaped church tower overlooks the pretty village. Entrance is via the pretty... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Interesting Tombs

This church is interesting both internally and externally. There is clear evidence of local... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
York, United Kingdom
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“sterne”(2 reviews)
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Coxwold, England
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The octagonal shaped church tower overlooks the pretty village. Entrance is via the pretty graveyard and inside it is rich with tombs, plaques, history and windows. There is a brochure about the future rich available inside too. I called in on the off chance ....and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This church is interesting both internally and externally. There is clear evidence of local benefactors and some quite impressive tombs and decorations. Externally, the church has an octagonal tower. It is well worth a visit when in the local are

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Very unusual church interior. Altar rail comes out like a cat walk to accommodate Falconberg and Wombwell family tombs. Very colourful with stained glass and coloured tomb. Author Lawrence Sterne was reburied here. At the top of the Victorian windows there is some old glass...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

When on a country drive came across this beautiful church. Spent 20 minutes reading the many headstones. Beautiful interior will ensure visitors leave with smile.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tricia1563
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

At the top of the hill in Coxwold is St Michaels church which is full of interest even for casual visitors like us. It was open and full of fascinating information especially about the 16th century tombs. Picturesque grave yard too !

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tashi155
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Unusual building with some different interior features. Stained glass windows magnificent. Liked the unusual alter rail and shape. Well worth a visit if you stop at theis pretty village.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank annsandell
Reviewed 30 April 2017

St Michael's Coxwold is almost unique amongst English churches in that it has a hexagonal tower. It also has on display a copy of a very rare bible - the 'Breeches' Bible in which Genesis chap.3, verse 7 reads '[Adam & Eve] sewed fig-leaves together...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What a beautiful church. Very welcoming and peaceful. Grounds and views amazing, worth the visit. Well kept

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kaywalton6
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a wonderful church in the quiet, beautiful village of Coxwold, which is situated in the Howardian Hills - an area I consider to be North Yorkshire's hidden secret. Complete with an unusual, octagonal church tower, St Michael's church is an impressive building that...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this beautiful ancient church, to organise my son's & fiancée's upcoming wedding, I'm lucky enough to live within a 2 minute walk from this church! Admittedly I don't attend Church for services but have visited York Minster several times to light candles for my...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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