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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326434
OS Grid Reference: SE5550139409
OS Grid Coordinates: 455501, 439409
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8480, -1.1579
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RYTHER CUM OSSENDYKE CHURCH LANE
SE 53 NE (east side)
9/50 Church of All Saints
Church. Late Saxon or early Norman origins, with C13 nave and C14 south
aisle and chancel, with restorations and rebuilding of 1773, rebuilding of
chancel in 1843 and alterations and additions of 1898 including east window,
bell turret and south porch. Magnesian limestone ashlar with plain tile
roof. 3-bay nave and south aisle with porch, 2-bay chancel, bell turret to
west end. South porch has pointed-arched opening under hood-mould. Within
a double-chamfered pointed-arched doorway with renewed angle shafts with
circular abaci. Y-traceried plank door. Nave, quoins, buttresses with
offsets. To south side are two 2-light windows with Y-tracery. West end of
aisle has a single ogee light. East end of aisle has a 3-light window with
intersecting tracery. North side, has pointed arched entrance with
chamfered jambs and plank door. Otherwise a 3-light window with reticulated
tracery and a lancet window. West end has 2 lancet windows. Chancel:
quoins. To south side a round-arched priest's entrance with imposts under
hood with plank door. 2-light window with Decorated tracery. To north side
a 2-light, straight-headed window. East window has 3 lights and reticulated
tracery. Interior. Nave arcade of double-chamfered arches on octagonal
piers. Stoup to right of entrance. Tub font on square base with shaped
sides. Late C15 piscina to south aisle. Squint. Round chancel arch with
shaped imposts. 5 stone altars bearing symbolised Wounds of Christ (now
eroded) of probable Cll origin. Memorials include altar tomb to Sir Robert
Ryther d1327 and his wife. Effigy of a lady with horned head dress, holding
a heart in her hand. Alabaster altar tomb reputedly to Sir William Ryther
d1475 with recumbent effigy and mourners to sides of tomb. C15 altar tomb
with black marble top and carved sides. Tomb recess with 4-centred head
and crocketed ogee gable with demi-figure of an angel in the spandrel. Set
in the aisle are 2 early C17 memorial slabs to members of the Robinson
family. Also remains of 2 medieval slabs, one with part of incised base of
cross. Fragments of C14 glass in south aisle west and east windows.
Restorations of 1773 included brick tower and porch, since demolished but
illustrated in Speight, op p 77. Additions and alterations of 1898 cost
£1400. Speight H, Lower Wharfedale, 1902, pp 77-83. Pevsner N, Yorkshire,
The West Riding, 1979, pp 425-6.
Listing NGR: SE5549939408
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Source: English Heritage
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