Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:


Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST OSWALD
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1135664.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 19-Feb-2020 at 18:49:03.


Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 39108 26620


SE 32 NE ROTHWELL CHURCH SIDE LS26 (west side) Methley

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 Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SE3911026622


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967)


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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 15 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/00546/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Novak. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].