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Church History

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The Domesday book, compiled during the reign of William I, mentions a church in Guisborough.

There is no structural evidence to suggest that the present church was built on the original site.


A Papal document of 1291 suggests that a parish church adjoined the Priory, however, it was not until 1535 that the presence of a salaried curate was recorded.


The present chancel and the tower were built in about 1500.


During the 16th century, the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII resulted in the destruction of the neighbouring Priory and caused great hardship in the community.


Since that time, the nave and interior have been greatly altered; the church in its present form is the result of major rebuilding in 1903-08.

Parishioners funded the reconstruction in a design by the architect Temple Moore.

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