St Andrews ChurchSt. Andrews Church at Grey Mare Hill, by Kiln Pit Hill (1/4 mile from A68 Cross Roads at exit to the C265), is a semi-redundant Anglican church, built in 1769 on the site of a much older church.  It was rebuilt in 1837 by St. John’s Church – (some 2 miles south, through Shotleyfield hamlet on the B6278 road.- see local map).    The church is constructed in a “crucifix” design and has Georgian” box pews” –   Standing at 960 feet above sea level at Grey Mare Hill, this is a Grade II listed building and is currently in the care of the Church Conservation Trust’

It is still used for the occasional wedding, and always for the Easter religious service, when a pilgrim procession of the Cross starts at St.John’s Church at Snods Edge, on Good Friday and travels to St. Andrews (see route below).

Mausoleum-01-300wIn the Churchyard is the rather extravagant “Hopper Mausoleaum”, built in 1752 by local resident, Humphrey Hopper of Black Hedley hamlet, in memory of his wife Jane, and subsequently his own resting place. (see sketch below).

There are Information Boards at St.Andrews Church at Grey Mare Hill, and the “Hopper Mausoleum”