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Lythe Parish Church 1/7

The name “Lythe” means “on a hill”. The Parish of Lythe, which originally extended over some 40 square miles, and included the present parishes of Egton and Ugthorpe, is nearly all high above sea level, though the sea forms a Parish boundary. At the top of Lythe Bank, just North of Whitby, North Yorkshire, the Parish Church of St Oswald is a landmark visible for miles from sea and land and it has many centuries of history behind it.

Lythe Parish Church 1/7

The name “Lythe” means “on a hill”. The Parish of Lythe, which originally extended over some 40 square miles, and included the present parishes of Egton and Ugthorpe, is nearly all high above sea level, though the sea forms a Parish boundary. At the top of Lythe Bank, just North of Whitby, North Yorkshire, the Parish Church of St Oswald is a landmark visible for miles from sea and land and it has many centuries of history behind it.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Sep 2011, 02:17
Lovely, sturdy buttresses here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ray, it needs to be strong it is on the top of a cliff open to the strong North winds.
  • Alan
  • Antonito, Colorado
  • 26 Sep 2011, 02:29
I came across a church to do with St Oswald on my first visit to Hadrian;s Wall and I think the church is Bamburgh is connected, too. Sounds like quite a significant landmark.

Ummm.. what time is Sunday Service? wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2011, 05:58
Kinda like a "light" house, then, Brian? I bet that's what they hoped for.
Brian Walbey: It is right at the top of a hill on near the cliff edge Ginnie. I guess some would say it is like a beacon to the converted.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Sep 2011, 07:37
A solid looking building Brian: I have not known all that many dedications to this name
Brian Walbey: No I haven't come across any St.Oswalds I don't think Chris.
You take these pictures very well Brian. This one is wonderful.
Brian Walbey: Your making me blush again Frances, thanks very much.
I wonder how many church goers have tread up that path over the centuries, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many hundred I should think Beverly.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 26 Sep 2011, 14:02
An interesting tower Brian with a small round tower in the corner.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't noticed that Chad, I guess there must be a staircase inside.
I like the POV. It seems to be pointing to the sky. A good solid looking church Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's right on the top of a very steep hill Janet, the view from the other direction is amazing but not easy to take without standing in the middle of a busy road.
Got the greens and the blues, pity not being able to attend next service.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fair old distance away from you Juan smile
That tower is unusual looking Brian and very substantial too
Brian Walbey: Yes I never noticed the half round bit that Chad did, a staircase inside I presume.
Built strong and square to withstand the Yorkshire weather. It looks as if it could withstand the worst that nature could throw at it.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's not that far from the cliff edge Sheila, at the top of a hill and open to the North winds.
This is superb composition Brian.... i like your framing and the details that are so sharp.... i can even read the entire sign....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
A solid looking building Brian
Brian Walbey: It has to be John, it is at the top of hill with no cover from the North Sea winds at all.

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