St Oswalds Church
St Oswalds Church
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Sue N
Scarborough, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
While staying in the area of Ravenstonedale we visited the church of St Oswald having read that the ruined remains of the former cloister of the Ravenstonedale Gilbertine Priory were in the grounds. The building has obviously been extensive but little remains.
The actual church is grade two listed.
I found the interior particularly interesting, with inward facing collegiate pews and a triple decker pulpit.
The east window contains stained glass dedicated to the memory of ‘Mrs Gaunt’ the last female martyr to be burned at Tyburn for the cause of the Protestant religion.
For people interested in church organs, like my husband, the organ in St Oswald’s is a two manual Harrison and Harrison.
The following day we attended the Holy Communion service and although the congregation was small we were given a warm welcome. We were lucky to have chosen a week when James Bell, the retired bishop of Ripon was the celebrant.
Written 20 March 2019
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nataliaosullivan
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We were let in and shown around and the church itself has a lot of history and character but the graveyard and the ancient monuments were very interesting.
Written 25 June 2018
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David G
Woodville, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This church is quite large for the small village of Ravenstonedale.
It is available to visit any day, andwell worth seeing.
The church is well looked after and spotlessly clean both inside and out.
It is different inside in that the pews are side on to the alter.
Written 20 October 2017
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Jim A
Castleside, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
The church is a little unique in having isles running down the length of the church. It has items dating back to the 12 century and has very good information leaflets to indicate all the oddments. Very well worth a visit if you are passing by.
Written 24 September 2017
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,751 contributions
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Sept 2017 • Solo
Easily spotted in amongst the houses of the widely spread out village of Ravenstonedale, standing close to the river and to one of the village's pubs. It nestles within a large graveyard and an old cross shaft is located near the entrance. Closing at around 6pm most nights it has an excellent set of records and plans for the burials.

A handy guide helps you with the history of the church and its interior plaques and layout. The interior shows the wealth of the area and has an unusual layout showing fewer changes than found in most parish churches. The excavated monastic ruins are very well preserved and the information board is helpful, if not a little worn. The old school nearby is now a nursery.
Written 24 September 2017
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589Richard
Egremont, UK519 contributions
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Mar 2017 • Couples
St Oswalds is a lovely 18th century church in the small village of Ravenstonedale. Hidden in the church yard behind it are the ruins of a Gilbertine Monastry.
Written 18 March 2017
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