A £1.65 million house with the remains of a medieval church in its grounds is on the market in Norton.

Auburn Hill House in Langton Road was, according to local historians, built by Robert Wyse in about 1855.

A profile of Mr Wyse on the Malton History website, taken from a section on "Bygone Maltonians" in the Yorkshire Gazette, March 16, 1912, mentions his house at Auburn Hill.

The profile called Mr Wyse “an impenetrable person” but added: “The most important local undertaking with which Mr Wyse’s name is now connected was the erection of St Peter’s Church, whose site he provided, and also contributed the sum of £1,300.”

The profile calls Auburn Hill itself a “delightfully situated house” and says: “I never pass the house and grounds now without thinking of their one-time owner.

“These grounds by the by, are different from most others inasmuch as they contain some of the ruins of a beautiful monastic building.”

The ruins, according to the estate agents Blenkin & Co, include the old east window of Kirkburn church - an East Yorkshire church which underwent a renovation by Sir Tatton Sykes in around 1850 - and also a Norman church doorway.

The house is now being sold through agents Blenkin & Co.

In addition to an eight-bedroom country home with gym set in nearly five acres of grounds, the buyer would get a separate cottage - linked to the main house, but with separate entrance - a kennel, garaging for four cars, two garden stores, tack room and stable.