A tour of the Church.

We assume that you start this tour standing inside the south door, close beside Loki.  The outer porch through which you entered dates from the rebuilding of 1871, but the inner doorway was built in the 14th or 15th century and on its eastern jamb (on the right as you enter) there is a little cross in a circle that marks its consecration. 
The Nave  and South Aisle

Standing beside Loki, the nave arcade dominates the vista.  It is simple, austere, Early English work typical of a remote northern town with little money to throw around (though the 13th century was a prosperous one, with peace between England and Scotland, and St Mary's Abbey at York was very rich!).  The roof was certainly lower than it now is and the interior would have been darker, possibly without clearstorey windows.  The side-aisles north and south were narrow, as the north one still is.  It was not until the  15th century that the present south aisle, which is nearly as broad as the nave, was built.  It would have greatly brightened as well as enlarged the building, for it has a series of relatively large windows in Perpendicular style.  It is possible that the series of small clearstorey windows which appear in photographs from before the restoration of 1871 were also added in  the 15th century.  Part of the stonework, above and to your right as you stand by Loki, has a pattern of black scrolls and inscriptions which probably date from the 16th century: they lack the colourful exuberance of  prosperous southern mediaeval churches.  On the westernmost nave pillars there are 'bread shelves' dating from the 18th century: here loaves, paid for by a bequest, were placed for the poor.  To the left, in the south west corner, the stained glass windows are by James Clarke of Casterton and date from 1903: the original drawings by the designer are displayed below and are delicate and in many ways more appealing than the glazing!