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St Cedds Church
Lastingham, Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

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St Cedds
St Cedd's Church

St Cedd's Church is an historic parish church in Lastingham, which was once a flourishing monastery in the heart of the village. With a long and interesting history the church is well visited and documented in guide books which are available at the church.

Situated in the small village of Lastingham in North Yorkshire and founded by St Cedd in 654., St Cedds is full of historic interest.Originally built as a monastery it flourished until it was destroyed by the Danes in the ninth century. William 1 was persuaded by Stephen – the Abbot of Whitby - to restore the Abbey in 1078 and he built the crypt which can still be seen down the stairs.

The monks, however, left abruptly to set up a new monastery in York and only the crypt and the apse of the church were completed.

The building is a self-contained church in its own right and has a very impressive Norman style.There is fine outside stonework and impressive interior architecture.

It is still used as a parish church today. This is a 'must 'place to see on any visit to North Yorkshire and informative guide books can be purchased to help you make the most of its historic features whilst you are there.  


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