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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 19415 42145


AIREBOROUGH CHURCH STREET SE 14 SE LS 20 (south side) Guiseley 10A/38 Church of St. Oswald 19.10.1962 GV I

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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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Jul 2007
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