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St Mary, Conistone, Yorkshire, West Riding

(54°6′12″N, 2°1′44″W)
SD 982 675
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now North Yorkshire
medieval York
now Bradford
  • Rita Wood
17 July 1995

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Tiny church in an idyllic bit of beautiful Wharfedale. It originally consisted of a nave and chancel in one, with a N aisle. The church was restored in 1846-47 with the addition of a chancel, vestry and new porch (Borthwick Fac. 1847/5). The S doorway, chancel arch and windows are neo-Norman in style.

Two bays of its N arcade are early 12th century (Pevsner and Leach 2009, 231). The plain font may be of 12thc. date.


The Borthwick faculty (1874/5) indicates that the old S doorway was to be retained, but this was not done. It also states there was ‘no chancel whatever’ before the restoration and that the new porch was to be of ‘similar dimensions on the same site’ as the old one. This earlier church is illustrated in a sketch of 1846, and in a manuscript plan by the vicar of the time.


Interior Features





Borthwick Institute Faculty papers 1847/5.

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