Description: Church of St Oswald
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
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SE 24 NW LEATHLEY LEATHLEY LANE
(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
Source: English Heritage
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