Description: Church of St Oswald
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 321751
OS Grid Reference: SE0336491875
OS Grid Coordinates: 403364, 491875
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3224, -1.9498
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SE 09 SW CASTLE BOLTON WITH CASTLE BOLTON
EAST AND WEST BOLTON
5/2 Church of St Oswald
Church. Late C14. Rubble, Welsh slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel
in one, south porch, north heating chamber. 2-storey west tower, quoined,
with single-light, pointed-arch west window under label and, above, a
2-light-belfry opening without mullion, with trefoiled heads to monolithic
lintel; single lancet to south. Gabled porch with shaped kneelers and
ashlar copings, faced with concrete internally. South doorway with
continuous hollow-chamfer, and same to label. Nave and chancel: offset
diagonal buttresses; three 2-light windows with curvilinear tracery, some
recut, the first two with transom, and between first and second a low-side
lancet window; 3 gargoyles; parapet. 3-light east window with curvilinear
tracery and transom; small circular window to roof void; gable finial.
Interior: tower arch of two chamfered orders, the inner on corbels, the
outer with stops, and fragments of earlier carved stones built into jambs.
Corbels for rood beam, with low-side window and trefoil-headed piscina with
broken basin to chapel formerly below rood screen. Chancel: cusped ogee-
headed niches with labels flank east window. Ogee-headed piscina with label
and niches in sides for cruets. 3-seater sedilia with cusped trefoiled
heads and label with heads in centre and flowers at ends, and trefoil-headed
openings piercing the divisions. Nave: font with hexagonal basin, slightly
shafted at three angles, on hexagonal stem and base. Medieval corbel in
north wall inscribed "Tomas Ro". George IV coat of arms. VCH i, p.278.
Listing NGR: SE0336491875
Source: English Heritage
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