Friday, 22 March 2013

St. Matthew’s Church, Grosmont


Whilst almost been snowed in, and still full of flu I`ve been looking at my photo files and found these, which I took last November when at the Whitby Goth weekend.

 
Grosmont is a small village to the south east of Whitby


St. Matthew’s Church
According to the website www.achurchnearyou  
“St. Matthew’s Church was built between 1873 and 1875 and was consecrated on August 6th 1875 by William Thompson, Archbishop of York. It replaced an earlier church which opened in 1842. The earlier building became too small for the large increase in the population of the village with the development of ironstone mining and the opening of the Whitby-Pickering railway in 1836.

St. Matthew’s Church
 The population of Grosmont was over 1,800 by 1881, but after the end of the mining and closure of the iron works early in the twentieth century, the population quickly declined. Today the population is around 300, but numbers are swelled during holiday periods as we are located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

St. Matthew’s Church
 Grosmont is also well known as the northern terminus of the North York Moors Railway, one of Britain’s premier heritage railways. The approach to the church is next to the level crossing at the NYMR station and parallels the railway track.”

St. Matthew’s Church

4 comments:

  1. Nice pictures. It's sad how so many of these old mining towns have become so desolate most of the year. On a more positive side, they allow great photos.
    Hope you get better from the flu.

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    1. Thanks Gabriel, It`s another night in for me still.

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  2. Now that looks like a nice church to live in! Hope you're feeling better by now ... :o)

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    1. Grosmont is just a few miles up the reserved railway from Goathland, which was Aidensfield in the TV show Heartbeat. The Church itself is still in use but I like the whole area.

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