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St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s church was built by the Staveley family in 1840 and extended in 1890.

North Stainley, Yorkshire

Opening times

Open daily, dawn to dusk.


North Stainley

It contains much interesting glass which provides artistic and historic links with the church at Tanfield and with Ripon Cathedral. The building and its contents are a memorial to members of the Staveley family and to the inhabitants of North Stainley over the ages. 

The churchyard contains many headstones dating from the 19th century to the present. Recent burials are to the northwest of the church and in the extension to the south of the church.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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St Nicholas

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St John the Divine

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Wonderful windows, interesting colourful interior, species rich churchyard and fascinating graves.