Crooked little Holy Trinity is a jewel of a church tucked inside a hidden courtyard in York’s historic centre. Such a setting was destined for the screen, and it made an atmospheric filming location in the BBC drama series Gentleman Jack. Overlooked by the York Minster, it sits just behind Goodramgate, one of York’s busiest shopping streets, but you could walk down it several times and still miss the unassuming 18th-century archway that serves as its entranceway.
It was in this secluded enclave that trailblazing Halifax industrialist Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones) sealed her union with her lover Anne Walker (played by Peaky Blinders’ Sophie Rundle) – replicating a real-life act that actually took place at Holy Trinity Church in 1834.
The foundations of the church date to the 12th century, but the building that has survived is mostly from the 15th century, with some later elements added in the 1800s. Inside, the floors and arcades are charmingly uneven, the finely crafted box pews are unique in York and there’s some wonderful stained glass from the early 1470s.