North Yorkshire Tour 2004

In the quest for finding any remnants of the Wawn family in North Yorkshire, I took to the streets, lanes, villages, moors and most importantly, the Churchyards in  a Hertz Rent a Car.

Trudging through church yards looking at gravestones is a very tedious process. Many are overgrown, any overgrowth is nettles, the ground is uneven and you're constantly straining your neck to get a view of the stones.

The first day's touring was in vane. The second turned up (not literally) the final resting place of Samuel and Mary Wawne of Sinnington.

Day One                        Day Two

Appleton-le-Street        Kirkbymoorside
Barton-le-Street           Sinnington
Slingsby                       Middleton
Hovingham                   Pickering
Stonegrave                  Thornton-le-Dale
Oswaldkirk                   Allerston
Helmsley                      Routh
Ampleforth                   and finally, the village of  Wawne !
Great Edstone

Most of the 'Day One' venues are very small villages located within a few miles of each other.

The result has now very largely emerged as a 'photographic journal of the churches of North Yorkshire', which somebody may find some use for.

It would be nice to directly link this back to the text of Wawn Family Records, but alas, it is too much work.

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uk yorks ch appleton-le-street parish church all saints

Appleton-le-Street All Saints Parish Church

uk yorks ch barton-le-street


uk yorks ch slingsby parish church of all saints

Slingsby Church of All Saints

uk yorks ch hovingham


uk yorks ch stonegrave minster

Stonegrave Minster

uk yorks ch oswaldkirk parish church of saint oswald king martyr

Oswaldkirk - King Martyr

uk yorks ch helmsley


uk yorks ch ampleforth st hildas

Ampleforth - St Hilda's

uk yorks ch gilling our lady and the holy angels

Gilling - Our Lady and the Holy Angels

uk yorks ch nunnington church of all saints and saint james

Nunnington - Church of All Saints and Saint James

uk yorks ch harome


uk yorks ch normanby parish church of st andrew

Normanby - Parish Church of St Andrew

uk yorks ch normanby bucher

Normanby - Parish Church of St Andrew is the resting place of General Sir Roy Bucher KBE, CB, MC, DL.
The last Commander in Chief of the Army in India. Born 31 August 1895. Died 5th January 1980.
Also, his wife Lady Maureen Bucher OBE. Born 9th March 1909, died 23 November 1978.

uk yorks ch great edstone st michael all angels

Great Edstone - St Michael and All Angels

uk yorks ch lastingham christ church

Lastingham - Christ Church

uk yorks ch kirkbymoorside


uk yorks ch sinnington


Resting place of
Samuel Wawne (d 1808) and Mary Wawne (d 1817)

uk yorks ch middleton st andrews

Middleton - St Andrews


uk yorks ch thornton-le-dale parish church of all saints

Thornton-le-Dale - Parish Church of All Saints

uk yorks ch allerston st johns

Allerston - St Johns

uk yorks ch routh


uk yorks ch wawne parish church of st peter uk yorks wawne village sign

Wawne - Parish Church of St Peter

Wawn Family Tree