Description: Church of St Oswald
Date Listed: 20 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333250
OS Grid Reference: SE4311581374
OS Grid Coordinates: 443115, 481374
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2263, -1.3402
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SE 4281 SOWERBY MAIN STREET
9/11 (east side)
Church of St Oswald
Church. Norman south doorway with 2 orders of colomettes, scalloped capitals and one
with intertwined trails, zig-zag and beakhead in the arch. Squat 3-stage tower, the
top stage, with 2-light openings and castellations, is an addition, the rest may be
C15. Otherwise C19 and C20 of 3 periods:- (i) the main structure; sandstone ashlar,
stone slate roof. Neo-Norman. Cruciform in plan. Aisleless nave, crossing, transepts
and short chancel. Elaborate wooden roof structure to interior, 1842 E B Lamb.
(ii) the wooden lantern 1879-83; Hodgson Fowler.(iii) the north aisle, of almost equal
width to nave. 3 bays with elongated, octagonal piers. Pointed barrel vault. 3-light
windows with trefoil heads under straight heads, Brierley 1902. Later vestry attached
to west of aisle. Jacobean panelling near the altar. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North
Riding, 1966, p357.
Listing NGR: SE4311581374
Source: English Heritage
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