St Mary’s Church

St Mary's Church, South Dalton

Church that is the location of the kidnap of Reuben Hollow.

Built during the 1860s by Sir John Hotham, 2nd Baronet, this church was built to replace an earlier one on the same site, which by that time fallen into disrepair. The church’s spire was raised to over 200 feet and forms a prominent landmark across the Yorkshire Wolds.


“It’s a gorgeous place, despite the gathering darkness and the weather. It’s as English as she can imagine; all red-brick and bunting, parish council meetings and hump-backed bridges.”Dead Pretty

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