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Church of Saint Oswald, Oswaldkirk

Description: Church of Saint Oswald

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 329609

OS Grid Reference: SE6208578922
OS Grid Coordinates: 462085, 478922
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2023, -1.0497

Location: Oswaldkirk, North Yorkshire YO62 5XT

Locality: Oswaldkirk
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 5XT

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Listing Text

SE 67 NW (south side)

6/49 Church of Saint Oswald


Church. C12 nave with late C13 insertions and 1886 restoration including
substantial rebuilding of chancel. Limestone, sandstone and millstone grit
rubble and ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. 5½-bay nave with western
bellcote and south porch, and 3-bay chancel with vestry to north. West
front has massive quoins, one of which is probably a Saxon cross shaft re-
used. Single-light trefoil-headed window and bellcote above. Nave: south
door in Victorian porch beneath a rebuilt basket arch incorporates finely-
detailed beaded foliate capitals. 2-light trefoil-headed windows, that to
east being only original one. To north: doorway of 2 chamfered orders, the
outer one supported by shafts with stylised foliate capitals, with narrow
round-headed chamfered window to right and original 2-light trefoil-headed
window matching those to south, on left. Chancel: to south a blocked
square-headed priest's doorway with C14 foliate cross grave slab fragment
built into jamb, flanked by 2 square-headed 2-light C19 windows. To north:
C19 vestry. East end: 3-light C19 window in Decorated style, with 2-light
ogee-headed window to vestry. Interior: C17 pulpit and panelling in
chancel. Fragments of medieval window glass in east bay of nave windows.
Monuments on west wall of nave: Mary Thompson, died 1747, plaque on black
surround surmounted by medallion with child held by putto. Edward Thompson,
died 1742, white marble plaque on black surround surmounted by medallion
with bust. Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966.

Listing NGR: SE6208578922

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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