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SCROOBY ST WILFRID

Amazing architectureSpectacular stained glassInteresting churchyardLink with famous peopleInterpretation of site available

Welcome to our lovely church, with its internationally important links to the heritage of this area and the USA.

The 13th century limestone church with its tall early 15th century tower and steeple is Scrooby's focus. The west window is also early 15th century. The south aisle was added in the early 16th century. T he church's roof, pews, font, pulpit and east window were restored in 1864 after a period of neglect. The east window received stained glass in 1889.

The church's graveyard is surrounded by a limestone wall, with a village pinfold on its north side. The pinfold was used by the village pinder to impound loose and stray animals, released on payment of a fine by the animal's owner.

The Scrooby Separatist Church was established by William Brewster at Scrooby manor
house in about 1606. Meetings were held in secret to avoid arrest. Principal members
were Richard Clyfton, John Robinson and William Brewster. There were also other locals who held similar Separatist views; for example, William Bradford of Austerfield had been orphaned as a child, and lived with Brewster at Scrooby. In 1620 Brewster left England on board the ship Mayflower as the elder of the Separatist group later known as the Pilgrim Fathers. They became the founders of Plymouth colony in New England.

If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.

VISITING ST WILFRID

Keyholder noticeTours for groups and schoolsGenerally accessible to wheelchair usersParking at Church or nearbyAccessible by public transportRefreshments at site or nearby

Address: Low Road, Scrooby, Doncaster, DN10 6AJ

Opening Times: There are details on the church notice board. To book a group visit please ring 01777 818322.

Contact: 01777 818322

Directions: A1(M) Blyth exit. Take A614 Bawtry Road towards Bawtry. After about 1 mile take sharp right onto Great North Road (A638) into Scrooby. Turn left onto Station Road, church on right.

Grid Reference: SK 652 907 GB Grid

GOOGLE MAP LINK

http://www.scrooby.net/page/visitScrooby

The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.

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