Who was Temple Moore?

Temple Moore (1856–1920) was one of Victorian England's greatest church architects. In a career spanning five decades, he built more than forty churches. They are now considered to be masterpieces of the late Gothic Revival,...

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About the Temple Moore Trail

The Temple Moore Trail gives lovers of architecture and beautiful countryside the chance to get to know Moore and the Moors.  There are more than 20 Temple Moore buildings in the Trail, all in or near the North York Moors. The...

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An alternative look at the history

Temple Lushington Moore from Temple Moore Trail on Vimeo.

An alternative look at the life of our hero, the architect Temple Lushington Moore, with special guest appearances by the Earl of Feversham and (secretly our real hero) the Reverend Charles Norris Grey, Vicar of Helmsley.

The Expert's View

Temple Moore was one of the most highly regarded church architects of his day. His work is part of the social, architectural and political history that shaped our urban and rural landscapes, and yet his work is not now widely known.   Happily...

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Lealholm St James

A couple of recommendations from Lealholm residents for where to eat and drink in the village: The Board Inn with real ale and real fires - www.theboardinn.com Shepherds Hall tearooms too- www.shepherdshalltearooms.co.uk

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Vicar Gray

Vicar Gray, one of Temple Moore's greatest patrons and supporters, was a charismatic, maddening, inspiring, argumentative, endlessly energetic character who arrived like an earthquake in the small Yorkshire town of Helmsley in the...

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The Gilbert Scott Connection

Temple Moore's life and work were closely linked with the famous Gilbert Scott dynasty of architects. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811–1878) was one of the leading figures of the early Gothic Revival and the most prolific architect...

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