Kepwick North Yorkshire
Kepwick is 8 miles from Thirsk on the eastern edge of the Hambleton Hills within the North York Moors national park
Grid Ref:SE450900 54:18:13N, 1:18:36W Location Map
Post Office: Tuesday & Thursday 9-5 closed lunch 12:30-1:30
The land was held by the Knout and de Fauconberg families in Norman times. Richard Knout (Knut or Canute?) was Eva of Boltby’s second husband, 1284-92. (See effigies in Felixkirk.)
Originally the private chapel was the Mission room and was rebuilt and expanded by the Warner family, whose only son was shot down during World War I whilst serving with the R.F.C. against Richthofen’s flying circus. His late sister was the basis of one of Herriot’s characters who owned a lively pekinese dog.
Memorial Chapel Kepwick
The private chapel which now belongs to the Guthe family was built in 1894.
It has some fine glass and a good Harrison organ. The West Window depicts St Michael and the more heroic biblical characters and saints.
The East Window depicts the Resurrection, designed by Clayton & Bell after World War I.