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TOWER OF THORNTON CHURCH

List Entry Summary

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

Name: TOWER OF THORNTON CHURCH

List entry Number: 1149814

Location

TOWER OF THORNTON CHURCH, RIPLEY ROAD

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bishop Thornton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330945

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SE 26 SE BISHOP THORNTON RIPLEY ROAD (west side, off)

8/24 Tower of Thornton Church

GV II

Tower of Roman Catholic church. C18. Coursed squared gritstone and ashlar. 3 stages, with offset diagonal buttresses. Single-light windows to first and second stages, paired lights to belfry stage, all with pointed hoodmoulds. Eaves cornice, battlemented parapet. The first parochial chapel on this site was built c1460 by the devout John Walworth, Forester to the Archbishop of York, who lived at Raventoft Hall (qv). After the split of the Anglican and Catholic churches Raventofts was a main centre of Catholicism in the area, the priest of Thornton church living at the house. By 1720 the church was in a poor state of repair and probably in 1790 was replaced by the presbytery built then in Bishop Thornton village with a chapel in the attic (qv). A new Catholic church was built next to the presbytery in 1809, while the Anglican church was built in 1888. B Jennings, A History of Nidderdale, 1967, p 401.

Listing NGR: SE2614264252

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jennings, B, A History of Nidderdale, (1967), 401

National Grid Reference: SE 26142 64252

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