Description: Church of Saint Oswald
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323046
OS Grid Reference: SD9475991015
OS Grid Coordinates: 394759, 491015
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3147, -2.0820
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ASKRIGG MARKET PLACE
SD 99 SW
19/24 Church of Saint Oswald
Church. C15 with some earlier work and C19 alterations. Rubble, lead
roofs. West tower, 5-bay nave and chancel in 1 with aisles, south porch.
Quoins. Tower: 3 storeys. West face: ground-floor 2-light cinquefoiled
window with Perpendicular tracery in straight-sided pointed arch with
hoodmould; first-floor, single-light trefoiled window. 2-light belfry
openings with trefoil heads and hoodmoulds; crenellated parapet and corner
pinnacles. Porch: continuous hollow-moulded pointed archway. Stone
benches. South doorway: continuous hollow-moulded pointed arch with animals
on label stops. C19 Perpendicular-style priest's door. C19 2-light
Perpendicular-style windows. Parapet. Clerestorey: windows of 3 pointed-
arch lights; crenellated parapets. East window: Perpendicular-style,
5 lights with transom, of 1854 (Pevsner). Interior: stop-chamfered tower
arch, and vault in tower of 4 pointed ribs with run-out chamfers. North
arcade: Early English circular piers and capitals, double-chamfered
depressed pointed arches. South arcade: Perpendicular piers and double-
chamfered arches. Roofs: Perpendicular, with finely-moulded beams to nave
and chancel. Concave-sided octagonal font on circular base. C19 font near
priest's door. Hollow octagonal stone at west end. C19 panelled pews with
doors. Coat of arms of George III over tower arch. Many fine C18 and early
C19 wall monuments. C18 clock face over south door. VCH i, p 211.
Listing NGR: SD9476091015
Source: English Heritage
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