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St Oswald's Church (4)



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Title
St. Oswalds Church
Date 1938
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
A354
Comment
Top: This view of the church shows the lychgate.
St Oswalds is the mother church for the Parish of Guiseley which had included Esholt, Yeadon, Rawdon and Horsforth.
The first church was erected around 1150 AD Sir Simon Warde was granted the Manor of Guiseley and his family rebuilt and extended the church in the 13th Century.
Many more alterations and additions have been carried out since then.
On the 29th December 1812 Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell were married here, they were the parents of the Bronte sisters.

Bottom: On the left is the New Inn public house, selling Tetley's ales.
At one time meetings were held here for the commutation of tithes.
Tithes were originally a tenth of the produce of the land payable to the church.
A Parliamentary Act of 1836/7 changed this to monetary payments.
Next right is a small drapers shop with the name Brook above the window.
St Oswalds church with the lychgate dominates the view, the lychgate was erected as a memorial for the fallen of the 1914-18 war.

 

 

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A colour tinted view of the church seen from Towngate, a horse drawn commercial vehicle in the road.

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