Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

In the village of Giggleswick can be found this very beautiful and very distinctive parish church.
The Church of St Alkelda, (historically St Alkald), is an Anglican church.

The church is dedicated to a little-known Saxon princess (Alkelda) with connections to a religious site in Middleham, North Yorkshire. There is much speculation as to how the dedication arrived at the church in Giggleswick but no-one is actually sure.

A church is believed to have existed on the site of St Alkelda's since Saxon times, however, most of the church that stands today is largely from the 14th and 15th centuries.

It is a surprisingly large church for a small village. The church entrance was our first view as we entered the churchyard but I was unable to include the entire frontage, partly due to its size and partly due to nearby trees.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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