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All Saints, Weston, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°54′54″N, 1°43′55″W)
SE 177 466
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now North Yorkshire
  • Rita Wood
01 Jul 1996, 21 Aug 2014

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Weston is 2 miles NW of Otley. A much-added to church (though without a tower) adjacent to Weston Hall, it is located at the S end of the village and within half a mile of the river Wharfe. The church comprises nave, chancel and N chapel, all of broad proportions and slightly irregular. The main impression is of a church fitted out in the 18thc; it has a three-decker pulpit, box pews, hatchments and squire's parlour with fireplace, but of the 12thc, there is a plain splayed window in the S wall, and the chancel arch.

  • Domesday Book records that there was a church in 'Westone', though three carved carved fragments of an Anglo-Saxon cross, currently walled up on the exterior chancel N wall and dating to the 9thc, suggest the exhistence of an earlier place of worship. In 1066 the manor was held by Thorbrand, and in 1086 it passed to Berengar of Tosny.

Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

According to Pevsner (1967, 549), the chancel arch is "re-done", and was probably altered in 1819 when the church was "repaired and amended" (Leach and Pevsner 2009, 749).


M. Creaser, The Vavasours of Weston, 1994.

P. Leach and N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North, Yale 2009, 749.

N. Pevsner, Yorkshire: West Riding. The Buildings of England (Harmondsworth, 1959), 2nd. ed. revised E. Radcliffe (1967), 549.