Old St. Stephen’s Church, Robin Hood’s Bay: YO22 4PF • Map ref: NZ942059
History There has been a church on this site for a thousand years.
To enter the church is to step back in time to the post-
The interior has not been altered since it was built in 1822 and features a 3-
Outside, the churchyard is a treasure trove of local history. Inscriptions on the gravestones tell of the lives and deaths of master mariners, farmers and myriad local families over the last 200 years.
Several streets and cottages in Robin Hood's Bay are named after people buried here, e.g. Olsen Cottage, Tommy Baxter Street and Jim Bell’s Stile.
Many stones were raised to those who were lost at sea and never came home from places as far flung as the Baltic or Rio de Janeiro.