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    Rating Key

    ***** Outstanding
    **** Excellent
    *** Good
    ** Quite interesting
    * Not very interesting but worthy of inclusion


    5 Open for long periods, or key readily available
    4 May be open for long periods, but best to check beforehand
    3 Uncertain opening times
    2 Closed for all or most of the time other than for services
    1 Closed at all times

Site: St Michael and All Angels
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Period: Late medieval, 16th Century, 20th Century

Features: Door, Font, Nave area, Rood screen and loft , Roofs, Woodwork

Location: 8 miles SE of Hawes off the B6160.


The gorgeous upper end of Upper Wharfedale provides a fine setting for this church. The nave and aisles nestle under one huge roof, and there is a late medieval, Perpendicular, font. But the special treasure is the painted rood screen with a rood loft. This is unusual in that there are only about twelve original ones in the whole of England, and because of its late, 1558, date, after the Reformation, when such screens were destroyed rather than constructed - perhaps it may have been inserted just before Mary Tudor died. The E parapet is pierced with tracery, and is coloured pink, yellow and black. There is an old door, and beautiful modern wooden items have been added by the ubiquitous Thompson of Kilburn, with his distinctive mouse emblem.

Address: Hubberholme, Yorkshire (North), BD23 5JE
Phone Number: 01756 720331

E-mail: fiona.jenkins@bradford.anglican.org

Rating: ***

Open: 4