- 1637-1991 (Creation)
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The present parish church of All Saints, Goodmanham was built c.1130. The north aisle was added c 1190 and the church was enlarged in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It is said to stand on or near to the site of a demolished Temple of Woden where the high priest of King Edwin of Northumbria renounced the Pagan religion for Christianity. Fragments of an earlier Saxon building have been found nearby and may indicate the existence of a pre-Conquest Christian church.
The advowson of the church was originally divided into three parts, with two thirds of the advowson belonging to the Percy family and the remaining third to the Fossards. They were consolidated into one rectory from 1399 and the patronage was held by the Grimston family until the late seventeenth century. In 1927 the advowson was transferred to the Archbishop of York.
A rectory house was built in 1823-1824. The church was restored by the architect Temple Moore between 1894 and 1900.
The church remains in use.
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