St Mary's Church, Conistone

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St Mary's Church, Conistone
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St Mary's Church, Conistone, from the southeast
St Mary's Church, Conistone is located in North Yorkshire
St Mary's Church, Conistone
St Mary's Church, Conistone
Location in North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 54°06′14″N 2°01′50″W / 54.1039°N 2.0306°W / 54.1039; -2.0306
OS grid reference SD 980 675
Location Kettlewell Road, Conistone,
North Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Mary, Conistone
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 10 September 1954
Architect(s) Sharpe and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Norman, Gothic
Groundbreaking 11th century
Completed 1846
Floor area Limestone with gritstone dressings
Parish Kettlewell with Conistone
Deanery Skipton
Archdeaconry Craven
Diocese Leeds
Province York
Vicar(s) Peter Yorkstone

St Mary's Church is in the village of Conistone, North Yorkshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Skipton, the archdeaconry of Craven and the Diocese of Leeds.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built in the 11th or 12th century. In 1846 the chancel was added and the nave and aisle were rebuilt under the supervision of the Lancaster architects Sharpe and Paley, who maintained its original Norman style of architecture.[2][3]


St Mary's is constructed in limestone rubble, with gritstone dressings and a stone slate roof. Its plan consists of a five-bay nave with a north aisle and a south porch, and a three-bay chancel with a north vestry. On the west gable of the nave is a double bellcote. The east window has three lights. Internally there is an arcade between the nave and the north aisle. The two western arches of the arcade date from the early Norman period, and the two eastern arches are from the 14th century. The bowl of the font is also possibly Norman.[2]

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  1. ^ Conistone: St Mary, Kettlewell, Church of England, retrieved 21 June 2010 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Mary, Kettlewell Road, Conistone (1296267)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 29 May 2012 
  3. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 213, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8