Skelton-on-Ure, North Yorkshire, England

Church of Christ the Consoler

Church of Christ the Consoler

The Church of Christ the Consoler, also known as Newby Church, is a Victorian Gothic Revival church built in the Early English style by William Burges. It is located in the grounds of Newby Hall.


The image to the left was taken in 1963 by the Reverend K. F. Lord. He claimed that when the photograph was taken, there was nothing standing at the alter. However, when the film was developed a monk-like figure could be seen to the right of the altar.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Skelton-on-Ure or Skelton is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England.

It is situated about 1 mile west of Boroughbridge, near the A1 road motorway.

Pictured left is a view of Church of Christ the Consoler courtesy of Chris Heaton. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.