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Church of St Oswald

A Grade I Listed Building in Guiseley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8752 / 53°52'30"N

Longitude: -1.7062 / 1°42'22"W

OS Eastings: 419415

OS Northings: 442146

OS Grid: SE194421

Mapcode National: GBR JRJM.DL

Mapcode Global: WHC8X.RVQM

Plus Code: 9C5WV7GV+3G

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 19 October 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135598

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342299

Location: Guiseley and Rawdon, Leeds, LS20

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Guiseley and Rawdon

Built-Up Area: Guiseley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Guiseley St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE 14 SE
LS 20 (south side)
10A/38 Church of St. Oswald

Church. Late C11 or early C12, C13, C15, with additions and alterations,
dated 1909, by Sir Charles Nicholson (Pevsner). Squared sandstone, graduated
stone slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel in one, with south aisle to
nave, large south transept to chancel, later nave added on north side, with
C20 chancel, and C20 north aisle. Perpendicular 3-stage tower with diagonal
buttresses has a chamfered 3-light west window with Perpendicular tracery, a
clock face at the 2nd stage, dripmould to the 3rd stage and cusped 2-light
louvred belfry windows above this, a machicolated embattled parapet
supported by plain gargoyles, with crocketed corner pinnacles; on south side
a small 2-centred arched chamfered doorway. Re-built south aisle and south
wall of nave, 4-bays; gabled porch to 1st bay with Norman style outer
doorway, protecting late Norman south doorway with 2 orders of colonnettes
with decorated capitals low aisle with pitched roof and 3 cross-gables
containing 2-light Norman-style windows with quatrefoils above;
6 coupled clerestorey windows each of 2 cusped lights. C13 south transept to
chancel, with angle buttresses, has a large 4-light window with bar tracery
and foiled circles, gable coping with carved finial, and in east wall
3 chamfered lancets. C20 east window of 5 lights with Perpendicular-style
tracery. Additions on north side and east end in Perpendicular style, dated
1909 on north wall of vestry.

Interior: exceptionally wide interior space with 3 arcades: former nave has
late Norman 4-bay south arcade of quatrefoil piers with scalloped cushion
capitals, stepped semicircular arches; north arcade of octagonal columns with
moulded caps carrying double-chamfered 2-centred arches; chancel to this nave
has on each side a 2-centred arch moulded in 2 orders with responds composed
of 3 slender detached shafts with annular caps, round a circular core; south
transept arch with single detached shafts; in this transept a C17 pew of
Calverley family of Esholt lettered "WC", and enclosed by this a medieval
piscina; various wall monuments.

Listing NGR: SE1941542142

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