LAST week’s guest church, pictured by Philip Winstanley, is St Peter’s, at Rylstone.

The church serves the communities of Bordley, Cracoe, Hetton, Rylstone and beyond, shares the ministry of Linton and Burnsall and is part of the deanery of Skipton, in the archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven, in the diocese of Leeds.

The grade two listed St Peter’s was built in 1852 - 1853 in the Gothic revival style to a design by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley, and replacing an earlier church on the site.

Its total cost was £1,700 equivalent to £170,000 in 2019 of which £1,000 was donated by Richard Waddilove, of Rylstone Hall.

The village’s ‘Rylstone Project’ , available online, says: “The present day village owes a lot to Richard Waddilove, as he was a major benefactor in the rebuilding of the parish church, St Peters, in 1852, he bequeathed £1000 of the total cost of £1700, and partly financed (£200) the construction of the village school which opened in 1853.”

The village’s history project describes the church as: “ having a four-bay nave with a clerestory and chancel in one range, north and south aisles, a south porch and a west tower. The height of the tower is approximately 17 metres above ground level.

The nave and chancel have pitched graduated stone slate roofs with timber rafters supported on timber purlins spanning between nine scissor -type timber trusses. The trusses are carried on stone corbels.

“The clerestory windows are all of clear glass with a pair of windows of three lights at the west end, one on each side, and the remaining windows of two lights.”

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