St Swithins Church Sproatley

Previously this Parish Church, located in the picturesque Holderness village of Sproatley 8 miles north-east of Kingston-upon-Hull, had very little pictorial information available for viewing.  This, in itself, has always been a great shame because the Church's setting is picturesque and generally well cared for. St Swithins in Sproatley also has a wonderful interior and an extraordinary pipe organ.   

There have been three Churches situated on this same site - the first a medieval one which was built around 1140. The early clergy may have included Benedict, the chaplain of Sproatley, recorded c. 1200, with the first recorded Rector being William de Taney in May, 1230.  This first Church was given to Sproatley by Ralf de Gosla and Walter de Ver, son of Adam of 'Sprotele'.

Information taken from the St Swithins Church Sproatley website . . . . for more information and to visit the site   enlightened

Further information can be found at the Church of England - Diocese of York website enlightened