Happy Yorkshire Day

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:00

As it is Yorkshire Day today (and our Development Manager is a Yorkshireman - though you wouldn't know it when he speaks), here's a fact! There is a parish church  of Saint Simon and Saint Jude in Ulshaw Bridge (North Yorkshire), built by Simon Thomas Scrope of Danby Hall in 1868. 

The church was built for Simon Thomas Scrope, Catholic Earl of Wiltes who lived in Danby Hall by Joseph Aloysius Hansom in 1868. Joseph Aloysius Hansom was the inventor of the Hansom cab, a Yorkshire man and a prolific architect (read more, here). Nikolaus Pevsner described the decorative elements as being a mixture of Quattrocento (favouring 15th century Italian architecture) and a French style. 

The Scrope family financed and maintained the church until after World War II when it was handed over to the Diocese of Middlesborough. If you are ever in the area, please do go and see this beautiful church. 

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