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Guided Tour, Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018, free entry

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

The fifth of seven panels in the east window designed by Rossetti which depict the parable of the wicked tennants as told by Jesus to foretell his crucifixion.


The church will be open from 10.00am, and the tour starts with a short slideshow to explain the early history and the work of George Frederick Bodley and Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co in designing and decorating the building.

The tour continues with an inspection of the windows in the west wall and the south aisle. This covers work by Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and William Morris.

Following this is an inspection of the organ loft decorations by Spencer Stanhope, and the pulpit, described by Pevsner as "A Pre-Raphaelite gem." It displays paintings designed by Morris and Madox Brown and painted by George Campfield, as well as an annunciation scene by Rossetti using Jane Morris as the model for Mary.

We continue into the Chancel, after inspecting the Rood Screen added in 1894, to view the east window containing a crucifixion scene by Madox Brown, which is surrounded by seven panels depicting the Parable of the Wicked Tennants of the Vineyard designed by Rossetti.

The Tour finishes in The Chancel with an inspection of the east wall decorations, the canopy of honour and four clerestory windows by Philip Webb. It takes approximately one hour. Refreshments are available after the tour when you may continue to inspect other areas of the church not covered in the tour, or chat to your tour guide.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groups

Please note that there is a toilet on site but it is not suitable for disabled visitors

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018 10:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 16:00
The church will be open from 10.00am and you are welcome to have a wander round before the tour starts.


Free entry

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Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations


Mike Bortoft

01723 501454



Albion Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2DD



See location of St Martin-On-The-Hill on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 041877  Lat: 54.27471 Long: -0.40127

Albion Road connects easily to the A165 (Filey) Road.

From the town centre (Railway Station) take the A165 towards Filey and Bridlington. Cross The Valley Bridge and, after the traffic lights at the end of the bridge, climb a short hill to take the second turning left onto Albion Road. The church will be clearly visible.

Sat Nav users "1 St. Martin's Avenue, Scarborough, YO11 2DD" is near the main entrance is on the south side of the church on St. Martin's Avenue. Latitude: 54.27471181, Longitude: -0.40127134. Street parking for 3 hours 0900 - 1700.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Scarborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Please note that there is a toilet on site but it is not suitable for disabled visitors

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit