St John Baptist, East Ayton Phil Catterall

St John the Baptist

The Church is steeped in history with its early 12th century nave featuring sloping inner walls and 13th century chancel and lancet window.

East Ayton, Yorkshire

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St John the Baptist
East Ayton
YO13 9HL

This Grade II* listed church was built in 1135 on the site of a ruined Chapel. A Norman arch and the tower were inserted in the 14th century. The building suffered greatly during the suppression of local Chantries and in 1548 the bell and lead roof were removed. The church contains a Norman font and there is a Norman beaked arch over the south door.


  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Parking within 250m

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £3,000, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

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