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Church, free entry

Fishlake St Cuthbert

Fishlake St Cuthbert


Sarah Arthur

0845 652 9634

0777 987 5642


Church Lane,


Discover the ancient church of St Cuthbert's at the south edge of the lovely village of Fishlake. St Cuthbert's is a very large church, for what was an inland port. The Landing is known as "Cuthbert's Haven" in memory of the spot where St Cuthbert's body was landed in the 9th century. Tradition has it that the remains of St Cuthbert rested in Fishlake during the period of the Viking invasions.

The south-west Norman doorway is the oldest part of the church and can be dated fairly accurately to 1170. Although somewhat decayed, it is richly adorned with sculpture. The priest's door is also Norman and both were part of the first church built in the 12th century. Most of the present church dates from 1351.

The tower is of three stages of beautiful masonry and belongs to reign of Edward IV (1461-83). There are two chapels, one dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the other to the Holy Trinity. The rood screen dates from about 1500 and a priest's stall and front choir stall are dated 1616. The east window tracery and glass was designed to reflect the surrounding country side.

There are many fascinating things to discover at St Cuthbert's, and the village and surrounding area are a lovely starting point for walkers.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please bear in mind that heritage faith sites are all working buildings and may be closed on some days for special occasions. Please contact HERITAGE INSPIRED for latest opening times of our partner sites.


Free entry

May charge for some activities and events.


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Map reference: SE 655131  Lat: 53.61035 Long: -1.01145

M18 J6. Take A614 towards Selby. Take left turn over the River Don and into village. Second left onto Pinfold Lane and next turn onto Church Lane.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Stainforth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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