A Grade II listed church that was once set for demolition. A medieval nave, Georgian tower and porches and Victorian chancel … an architectural medley overlooking the cooling towers of Drax power-station.
A tiny church with ancient origins sitting in timeless melancholy at the edge of the East Coast Mainline.
This residual tower of 1775 is all that remains of the church after it fell into decay in the 1960’s following serious storm damage. We are thrilled that the Friends of Lightcliffe not only care for the vast churchyard, but have catalogued all 11,000 burials online.
“Bury me there!” said Bill Bryson, of Thornton-le-Beans church, in North Yorkshire. Well we can offer him a plot in the churchyard for the church now belongs to us.