|The village of Gilling East stands at the eastern end of the GillingCoxwold Gap between the Hambleton Hills to the north and the Howardian Hills to the south. It also commands a pass through the Howardian Hills carrying the B1363 to York. The pariish includes the villages of Gilling East, Cawton, and Grimston. The Church is dedicated to the Holy Cross, but has, in the past, been referred to as St. Marys or St. Helenas. The latter has a link with the Holy Cross as Queen Helena is reputed to have found the True Cross.|
View of the village, looking NW from the church tower (64K high-resolution image).
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