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All Saints, Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°56′19″N, 1°30′28″W)
Kirkby Overblow
SE 324 493
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now North Yorkshire
  • Rita Wood
01 Sep 1997, 21 Aug 2014

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Feature Sets

Kirkby Overblow is a parish in North Yorkshire situated between Wetherby and Harrogate. The church of All Saints is the product of several modern restorations and rebuildings. It has a replacement W tower (restored 1781); nave (largely rebuilt 1778-80); S aisle and S porch (1802), and chancel (1799, 1870-2).

According to Pevsner, 'the N [nave] wall, with a plain Norman N doorway, blocked and truncated, and the C14 N transept... seem to be the only visible medieval remains'. (Leach and Pevsner 2009, 371-2).

The only Romanesque feature is an unsculptured doorway.


Kirkby Overblow is a rectory which formerly belonged to the patronage of the Lords Percy by the 14th century (Lawton 1842, 65).


Exterior Features



Pevsner (1967, p. 288) notes the doorway as 'assumed to be Saxon'. This may be due to the size of the stones and the fact that the arch is in one piece and not separate voussoirs.


G. Lawton, Collectio rerum ecclesiasticarum de diocesi Eboracensi; or, collections relative to churches and chapels within the Diocese of York. To which are added collections relative to churches and chapels within the diocese of Ripon, New edition (London, 1842).

P. Leach and N. Pevsner , Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North (Yale, 2009).

N. Pevsner, Yorkshire: West Riding. The Buildings of England (Harmondsworth, 1959), 2nd. ed. revised E. Radcliffe. (1967).