Kettlewell is a village in Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. The original church was entirely rebuilt in the early 19th century: faculty papers in the Borthwick Institute, dated June 1819, state that the church is 'now rebuilding entirely new'. The W tower of c. 1820 survives from this building, the rest of which was again rebuilt between 1882-5. This was done by T H and F Healey, in a late Gothic style (see bibliography for details). Romanesque sculpture survives on the only original interior feature, the font.
Late in the twelfth century, a donation of land in Kettlewell was made to Swainby (later Coverham) Abbey, and early in the thirteenth century, a moiety of the church belonged to Coverham (VCH III, 243).
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Borthwick Institute Faculty papers Fac. 1882/5
Borthwick Institute Faculty papers Fac. 1819/2
P. Leach and N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North (Yale, 2009).
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West Riding (Harmondsworth, 1959), 2nd. edn., revised E. Radcliffe (1967).
The Victoria County History of Yorkshire, III (London, 1913, reprinted 1974).