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“Escomb Saxon Church”

Escomb Saxon Church
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute local gem of a place with historical age old interest for anyone visiting the area it’s well worth a look with easy access off the A68 at Tindale Crescent by going straight over the roundabout for visitors coming from down South.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Loved that we had the church and grounds to explore all by ourselves on a Saturday afternoon. Rich history and lots to learn! Lots of brochures and leaflets inside to guide you on the property's history.

Thank phoenixoftheflame
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I have driven passed a sign for this church for the last 20 years but have never taken the 10 minute detour needed to get to it. The key to the door is on the outside of a nearby property and can be freely accessed during the advertised opening hours. The building is located on what is now a roundabout ie surrounded by a road and modern houses. The building is beautiful and is mostly original late 7th century. Once inside there is a small exhibition in the porch and in the church itself is a folder with A4 printed pages to guide you around the most interesting features inside and out. These include Roman period carved stones and a Saxon sundial. Allow 30 to 45 minutes for a visit.

1  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Wanted to review this little Anglo Saxon church in my Village but after reading other reviews, anything I say would be surplus to requirements as everything that has been written is so true. Living with something that is so memorable on your doorstep tends to be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of life.For me the main point is the simplicity of a beautiful old building looking as it would in Saxon times.
There is a local pub/restaurants within 5 mins of the Church for refreshment ,if required .

1  Thank Bizzygirl97
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Don't expect too much. but it is a great example if you are into this period. The key is kept elsewhere and you have to go find it. Try St Mary Magdalene at Trimdon Village for a Norman example.

Thank thedoc1308
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