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North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
West Hauxwell
National Grid Reference:
SE 16560 93087



8/40 Church of Saint Oswald 13.2.67 I GV Church. C11, C13. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, stone slate and lead roofs. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel with north vestry. 4-storey tower with offset angle buttresses. Ground floor: 2 lancet windows; first and second floors 1 lancet. 2-light trefoil-headed belfry opening. Embattled parapet. West side: C19 window of 2 trefoil-headed lights with cinquefoil above; 2-light double-chamfered belfry opening. North side: belfry opening of 2 trefoil-headed lights with hollow chamfers. East side: belfry opening of 2 pointed lights in double-chamfered surround. Nave: 3 bays. Herringbone masonry. C19 porch with Romanesque-style doorway in front of early C12 Romanesque doorway with scallop capitals to columns, zigzag, billet, and roll mouldings to arch and trellis motif in tympanum. Small pointed window to west of porch; to east, window of 2 trefoil-headed lights with quatrefoil above and hoodmould; lancet window. Embattled parapet. North doorway (blocked): Cll jambs, with roll on jambs, plain capitals and imposts. Lintel appears to be a re-used Anglo-Danish cross- shaft with interlace. Chancel: 3 bays. Herringbone masonry. C19 priest's door. Trefoil-headed window, 2 lancets. 3 lancets on north side, East end: 2 offset angle buttresses, that to north with a bench mark. East window of 3 pointed lights in chamfered surround. Interior: C12 4-centred tower arch of 2 chamfered orders. C13 chancel arch of 2 orders with rolls, cushion capitals and cabled abaci. C14 arch of 2 chamfered orders to north chapel. Piscina with trefoiled head and shelf. Octagonal font on C18 baluster shaft set on C13 column base. Pulpit with Jacobean panels. Under tower, 2 C15 bench ends with poppy-heads, pelican and griffin. Hatchment of Mary Gale d.1845. Nave: 2 gesso effigies of Sir William de Barden, d.1309, and his wife. Chancel: floor slab in sanctuary to Mark Milbanks d.1698. North wall: brass to Henry Thoresby d.1611, set in stone frame with trefoil. Large monument with long inscription in Latin to William Dalton d.1670/1, with torus of bayleaf garland around plaque, set in frame with swags of fruit and cherubs, with a broken pediment above containing a coat of arms on a cartouche. Several fine C18 wall monuments including one in chancel to Sir Charles Dalton, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod d.1747, "grandson of John Dalton killed at Burton on Trent conducting the Queen to Oxford 1644". In the vestry, an oak parish chest.

Listing NGR: SE1656193088


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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: 02 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/10721/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H. Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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