YorkshireHICKLETONStWilfrid(heritageinspiredPERMISSIONBYEMAIL)1 HeritageInspired

St Wilfrid

Welcome to this ancient parish church, extensively renovated and adorned by 2nd Viscount Halifax, who is buried here. The interior is by Bodley, and has many interesting features.

Hickleton, Yorkshire

Opening times

Please contact us to arrange a visit.



There has been a church here since Norman times, and there remains a Norman chancel arch and font. The church was lavishly furnished at the expense of the Halifax family, who were also responsible for the removal of the gallery, box pews and the two tier pulpit.

There are various coats of arms which represent the various families connected with Hickleton. There is some beautiful glass, including two medallions thought to be 17th century. Large quantities of 13th painted window glass was found during an excavation in 1983 excavations.

The church is famous for its lychgate, and the three skulls displayed there, as well as for an extensive collection of European religious art and statutory.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • 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

  • Car park at church

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Peter

Barnburgh, Yorkshire

Since around 1150, the honey coloured Yorkshire stone church and tower of St Peters has been welcoming people to Barnburgh.

St John & St Mary

Goldthorpe, Yorkshire

The church was built by the 2nd Viscount Halifax, keen to inspire the local community and encourage their spiritual wellbeing.

All Saints

Hooton Pagnell, Yorkshire

Hooton Pagnell was recorded in the Domesday Survey, although there is no mention of a church we know one existed as in 1089 Ralph Paganel granted the church to the Priory of Holy Trinity in York.