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St Michael, Bracewell, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°55′56″N, 2°12′42″W)
SD 862 485
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now Lancashire
  • Rita Wood
3 September 2009

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Bracewell is a small Dales village of stone cottages, west of Skipton and near Barnoldswick. The church has a nave with N aisle, S porch and W tower; a chancel and a vestry. There is a Norman S doorway and a chancel arch; the font is probably 13thc.



Before the Conquest, Ulchil and Archil had 6 carucates for geld (VCH II, 290). After it, Roger the Poitevin had 6 carucates in Bracewell (VCH II, 306n). Notes in the church say there was a priest in Bracewell in 1135 and a chapel at Bracewell before 1147, but no sources are given.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

N. Pevsner and E. Radcliffe, Yorkshire: West Riding, 2nd ed., New Haven 1967.

J. E. Morris, The West Riding of Yorkshire, 2nd ed., 1919.

Saint Michael’s church Guide, Bracewell 2009.