SD7355 : Dalehead St James

taken 2 months ago, 3 km from Tosside, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Dalehead St James
Dalehead St James
This small church in a remote location near Stocks Reservoir has an interesting history: described as "the smallest of all the Craven churches", it was built in 1852 for the village of Stocks-in-Bowland, with nave and chancel, but the village was flooded by the construction of the reservoir in the 1920s. The church nave (with the entrance in the central bay rather than the western bay, and without its chancel) was re-erected here, reopening in 1938, and the burials from the old churchyard were also reburied here. At the present rate of burials there is enough room in this new churchyard for centuries to come.

The building is generally open to visitors during the day, though only occasionally used for public worship. It's one of the few I know to have a wind turbine.

Sources: LinkExternal link ; "Outstanding churches in Craven", published by the Diocese of Bradford in 1985.
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SD7355, 54 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
1938 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7368 5541 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:59.6431N 2:24.1770W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7370 5537
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Anglican Church  Wind Turbine 

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