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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.


List entry Number: 1151342


Church of St Oswald, Front Street, Sowerby

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sowerby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Jun-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 333250

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/03/2014

SE 4281 9/11

SOWERBY, FRONT STREET (east side), Church of St Oswald

(Formerly listed under MAIN STREET)



Church. Norman south doorway with 2 orders of colomettes, scalloped capitals and one with intertwined trails, zig-zag and beakhead in the arch. Squat 3-stage tower, the top stage, with 2-light openings and castellations, is an addition, the rest may be C15. Otherwise C19 and C20 of 3 periods:- (i) the main structure; sandstone ashlar, stone slate roof. Neo-Norman. Cruciform in plan. Aisleless nave, crossing, transepts and short chancel. Elaborate wooden roof structure to interior, 1842 E B Lamb. (ii) the wooden lantern 1879-83; Hodgson Fowler.(iii) the north aisle, of almost equal width to nave. 3 bays with elongated, octagonal piers. Pointed barrel vault. 3-light windows with trefoil heads under straight heads, Brierley 1902. Later vestry attached to west of aisle. Jacobean panelling near the altar. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North Riding, 1966, p357.

Listing NGR: SE4311581374

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966), 357

National Grid Reference: SE 43115 81374


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