St Mary the Virgin, South Milford

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The Church of St Mary, South Milford was
consecrated on November 25th 1846 by the then
Bishop of Ripon. The parish was formed from that
of neighbouring Sherburn-in-Elmet. The land for
the church was donated by University Collage,
Oxford and additional land by Benjamin Crosland of
Milford House. The church was built by Benjamin
Bulmer of Thorp Arch using limestone from nearby
Huddleston Quarry. The costs were partly funded by
two sisters from Parlington Hall, Mary Isabella
and Elizabeth Gascoigne.
The first rector was the Rev'd Frederick Young
(see picture in Photo Album, who held the parish
living for 49 years. A memorial window to his wife
Georgina is on the south side of the church and
there is a window dedicated to the Rev'd Young
himself on the opposite side.
The rectory opposite the church was opened in 1866
and sold to a private buyer in 1966 when a new
rectory was built further down Westfield Lane.
This was also sold in 1985 when a joint benefice
was created with that of neighbouring Monk Fryston
with a new rectory located in Hillam.

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Rev'd John Hetherington
The Rectory
Main Street
LS25 5HH
Tel: (01977) 680788
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The Rectory, Main Street
and fax (01977) 682357 Mobile 07903-450228
A Church Near You ID: 18936
Built: 1846
Architect: George Fowler Jones
Style of worship: Anglican, Middle of the Road / Informal
Our Patron: Archbishop of York
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: SELBY (43108)
Benefice: Monk Fryston and S Milford (43/246BW)
Parish Legal Name: South Milford (430153 43/153)
CofE Church Info: (643153 43/153)
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The current editor is: Peter Watkinson

St Mary the Virgin : Westfield Lane, South Milford, North Yorkshire, LS25 5AP
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