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NY 72231 04265


RAVENSTONEDALE Ravenstonedale NY 7204 (West side)

26/127 Church of St Oswald

6.2.68 I

Parish church. Tower rebuilt 1738, rest of church 1744; some dressed stone from earlier church re-used. Snecked rubble with rusticated quoins. Graduated slate roofs. 3-stage west tower, wide aiseless nave, and chancel. Single tall storey with west gallery. C19 plank door in segment-headed architrave, with segmental pediment, to west face of tower; chamfered surround to single-light 1st floor window; re-used C16 elliptical-headed 3-light openings under hoodmould to 2nd stage. Projecting embattled parapet. 8-bay nave with gabled porch in west bay of each elevation: Columnar responds to pointed entrance arches; stone side benches, segment-headed inner doors. 8 windows (that over porch smaller), all in semicircular-headed surrounds with projecting keystones. 2 windows at east end. Cavetto eaves course to nave and chancel; stone copings with kneelers and ball finials to gables. Interior: Back of pew 97 in gallery incorporates re-used panels, carved with texts, dated 1633. Square painted panel (set diagonally), formerly a clock face, fastened to wall in lower ground floor, dated 1719 with inscription on brass plate: This clock was/given to this Church/by John Fothergill/of Brownber In the/Year 1719 Price Ten pounds. Painted text board to either side of chancel arch, northern dated 1747 but both may be earlier. George II coat-of-arms painted on panel opposite pulpit. Panelled partition across west end with gallery above carried on brackets; C17 closed-string stair, with turned balusters from tower. Inward-facing tiers of pews to main body of nave. Decoratively-panelled 3-decker pulpit, with tester, to north side. Chamfered semicircular chancel arch probably incorporates medieval responds. C18 communion rail, elliptical in plan, with turned balusters; C17 panelled door re-used for vestry on north side in chancel. Ionic modillions to ceiling cornice in nave. Stone font at west end of nave has an C18 octagonal bowl on an earlier chamfered stem. Commemorative C19 east window "To the glory of God, and in memory of Mrs Gaunt, daughter of Anthony Fothergill, Brownber . She was the last female martyr burnt at Tyburn for the cause of the Protestant religion Oct.4, 1685".

Listing NGR: NY7223004265


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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: 03 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12862/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Le Mare. Source Historic England Archive
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