The 12th Century Church of St Oswald’s is situated on the South side of Filey’s Country Park next to the the Church Ravine. On the opposite bank of Ravine are the remaining old buildings of Filey, centered on Queen Street, where many of Filey’s fishing families lived. St Oswald’s used to be in the North Riding of York and Queen Street in East Yorkshire. When a local speaks about ‘going over to the North Riding’ . They are talking about the funeral procession to St Oswald’s graveyard.
The church was built between about 1180 and 1230 and has had many alterations over the centuries. In 1764 the Vicar lived at Hunmanby and there were only four communions a year at St Oswalds. most of the stained glass is relatively recent.
During the Summer the Church is open most days. See Filey Parish Website.
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