Hinderwell St Hilda(N 54.5425, W -0.77844) Post Code: TS13 5JP
Hinderwell lies between 7 and 8 miles WNW of Whitby. It was part of the ‘liberty of Whitby Abbey’ in the heyday of the first abbey; and there was probably a cell there at the time of Abbess Hilda who is said to have blessed and used the famous well in the churchyard. The present Grade II listed church was rebuilt in 1773 on a twelfth century site, and Norman and Saxon stonework can be seen incorporated into the walls. The tower was added in 1817 and there were further modifications in the late nineteenth century. Other than St Hilda’s Well, notable features are the organ, once in Selby Abbey, Victorian stained glass, and a beautiful mosaic triptych designed by Derek and Helen Gaunt and made by the local community in 2012 and 2013.
The Deanery Synod Representatives are Ian Dobson and Mrs Anne King.
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