St. Giles' Church


On the site of a Roman fort, the interior stonework is largely medieval with many Norman features remaining but the Saxon font indicates a much earlier origin. The east window is 15th century. Interior and exterior restored in 1865. The church contains Saxon, Roman and Medieval monuments and altars. The graveyard has memorials to 19-year-old George Ashton Taylor and schoolmaster William Shaw believed to be the models for Smike and Wackford Squeers in Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby
Priest in Charge: Revd Jonathan Barker

Contact Information

c/o 4 Low Road
DL12 9JU
  01833 650217 Revd Jonathan Barker Priest in Charge

Useful Information

Disabled access : Good Wheelchair access via South Door ramp. Induction Loop hearing assistance system installed
Opening Times : Key available 01833 628408 or 628287

Admission Prices : FREE admission

Location Information