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Church of St Oswald

A Grade I Listed Building in Mickletown, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7345 / 53°44'4"N

Longitude: -1.4086 / 1°24'31"W

OS Eastings: 439108

OS Northings: 426621

OS Grid: SE391266

Mapcode National: GBR LTL8.T0

Mapcode Global: WHDBZ.BDGD

Plus Code: 9C5WPHMR+RG

Entry Name: Church of St Oswald

Listing Date: 5 June 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342069

ID on this website: 101135664

Location: St Oswald's Church, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Kippax and Methley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Mickletown

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Methley St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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LS26 (west side)

6/74 Church of St. Oswald
5th June 1964


Parish church. C14 and C15, restored and renewed in C19 and early C20.
Squared sandstone, shallow-pitched roof concealed by parapet. West tower,
nave with south aisle, chancel with south chapel and north vestry.
Three-stage Perpendicular-style tower with diagonal buttresses has west door,
3-light window with Perpendicular tracery, louvred 2-light belfry windows,
corbelled-out embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Three-bay
buttressed south aisle has C19 gabled porch, a 2-light window on each side of
this, and in the 3rd bay a 3-light window with reticulated tracery. Two-bay
chapel has large 4-light windows with Perpendicular tracery. Chancel,
rebuilt 1926, has a 5-light east window in Perpendicular style. North wall
of nave, 4 bays, with buttresses, has a shallow porch to the 2nd bay, three
3-light windows with reticulated tracery, and 4 square-headed clerestory
windows each of 2 cusped lights.

Interior: early C14 three-bay aisle arcade of double-chamfered 2-centred
arches carried on short octagonal columns with moulded caps; double-chamfered
chancel arch springing from figured corbels; king-post roof trusses of
shallow pitch with arch-bracing from stone corbels depicting angels with
Instruments of the Passion, trefoil-headed panels over the tie-beams; early
C18 wooden pulpit, octagonal with fluted pilasters and fielded panels;
exceptionally fine collection of monuments, principally: tomb chest of Sir
Robert Waterton (d.1424) and wife, with recumbent alabaster effigies, under a
crocketed canopy; Lord Welles (d.1461) and wife, with recumbent alabaster
effigies; Sir John Savile (d.1606), with his son Sir Henry (d.1632) and his
wife, on tall tomb chest with black Ionic columns; Charles Savile (d.1741)
reclining on large lettered base with mourning wife seated beside him (by
Scheemakers); John Savile, 1st Earl of Mexborough (d.1778), with
semi-reclining figure pointing upwards (by Wilton). For further details see

Listing NGR: SE3911026622

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