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The tiny hamlet of Ellerburn was formerly an industrial area with paper mills and quarries. There is an ancient church, a Grade II listed building, which can boast some unconventional vicars. One in the 18th century stole stones to restore the church; another in the following century seems to have regularly fallen into the adjacent Thornton Beck and held services dripping wet.
The Church of St Hilda
The church of St Hilda dates from about 1050 with a number of carved stones from the 9th to 10th centuries incorporated in the walls. Four of the stones can be found to the left of the porch. A beautifully carved Anglo-Scandinavian Viking cross can be found on the south wall of the nave. The font is 11th century on a modern base.
The church was restored in the early 20th century. During restoration an early building was found as well as an ancient altar stone which has been put back.
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- "St Hilda's Church, Ellerburn, North". Project Woruldhord. University of Oxford. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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