Garton on the Wolds Church, East Yorkshire

The church of St Michael and All Angels in Garton on the Wolds was built in the 12th Century. The inside contains glorious Victorian wall paintings by Clayton and Bell. The company also did the windows and roof decoration. Above the Norman doorway there used to be a statue of St Michael.

One of my Cooper ancestors married into the Barker family from Acaster Selby near York. Margaret Barker married Thomas Precious in 1882 at St John’s Acaster Selby. His mother, Christiana Greenwood was christened at Garton on the Wolds church on 20.10.1833. She married at the same church in 1855 to Mathias Precious.

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