The Church of St Nicholas is a parish church dating from the 13th century. Its exceptional size reflects the importance and standing of the borough of Grosmont at the time of the church's construction and has led it to be called a 'miniature cathedral'.

By the late 19th century the church was close to collapse and was saved through an extensive reconstruction in 1869–79 by J. P. Seddon.

The church is built of Old Red Sandstone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. It comprises the nave, transepts, the central tower, a chancel, a secondary chapel and a porch.

Largely unaltered from the time of its building, by the 19th century the church had seriously decayed and its tower was close to collapse. It was rescued from dereliction in a restoration.

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Founded: c. 1232
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Colin nutt (4 years ago)
Nice place and very nice people in the village
Mark Potter (4 years ago)
Fantastic ancient church
Stefan N (5 years ago)
A very nice church, worth checking out. Nice little guidebooks and there's an audio information panel. The earliest parts of the church are extremely nice.
Ricky Gellatly (7 years ago)
A very impressive church, well with a look in
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