St Peters, Commondale

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St Peters in Commondale was built in 1897/1898 with red bricks from the adjacent brickworks.
St Peters Commondale
The foundation stone was laid on August 11th 1897 by G. Claud Braddell, who appears to have been a trustee of the church land charity. It is in memory of Admiral Thomas Chalenor who died in 1884.
St Peters Commondale
A plaque inside shows the chuch was consecrated on December 7th 1898 and its links to Rev Francis Henry Morgan who was rector from 1862 to 1900
St Peters Commondale
The church contains some more modern looking stained glass.
St Peters Commondale
The name Commondale is said to be derived from Colmandale, St Colman was 3rd Bishop of Lindisfarne.
St Peters Commondale

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  1. The link with Thomas Chaloner is interesting, I presume this is either the same person or of of the same family of the Chaloners of Guisborough? I don’t know if there is any landowning link, bearing in mind how close Guisborough moor is to Commondale. Any clues anyone?

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