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Church of St Oswald, Leathley

Description: Church of St Oswald

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330510

OS Grid Reference: SE2318847010
OS Grid Coordinates: 423188, 447010
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9187, -1.6484

Location: 1 Leathley Lane, Leathley, North Yorkshire LS21 2JX

Locality: Leathley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS21 2JX

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Listing Text

(west side, off)

4/42 Church of St Oswald



Church of St Oswald. C12 and C15/16, restored 1869. Coursed gritstone
rubble in tower, remainder ashlar, stone slate roof. West tower; 2-bay nave
with north and south aisles and south porch; chancel of 2 bays with organ
chamber on north side and vestry on south side. Tower of 4 stages, slight
quoins, a narrow single-splayed window to stages 2 and 3 and a larger,
round-headed belfry window. Pyramidal roof. Shallow pointed arch to south
porch and round headed 3-light mullioned windows to south aisle and chancel.
C19 gabled windows, Perpendicular style, at east end of south aisle wall and
chancel. Interior: west wall of nave has round-headed, quoined and
voussoired arch and fine door with elaborate wrought-iron strap hinges and
decoration, probably C12 or C13. Above it a single-splayed window looking
into the second stage of the tower. The 2-bay nave arcades have octagonal
piers with roll-mouldings and emblems in relief on capitals. Unmoulded,
round-headed chancel arch. Chancel has piscina with triangular canopy and
crocketted finials, south side. Memorials to Hitch family on chancel walls.
The restoration of 1869 included a new roof, the replacement of the box pews
and the insertion of the organ into the north aisle chapel. H Speight,
Upper Wharfedale, London, 1900, p 119. N Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding,'
1967, p 301.

Listing NGR: SE2318847012

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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