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Church of St Oswald, Sowerby

Description: Church of St Oswald

Grade: II*
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

Location: Front Street, Sowerby, North Yorkshire YO7 1JN

Locality: Sowerby
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 1JN

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Listing Text

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

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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