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All Saints' Church
53°57′16.2″N 1°26′45″W / 53.954500°N 1.44583°W / 53.954500; -1.44583Coordinates: 53°57′16.2″N 1°26′45″W / 53.954500°N 1.44583°W / 53.954500; -1.44583
Location Spofforth,
North Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Central
Administration
Parish Spofforth and Kirk Deighton
Diocese Leeds
Province York

All Saints Church is an Anglican church in the parish of Spofforth and Kirk Deighton in North Yorkshire, England.

History

The earliest parts of the church are of Norman origin, however the church was remodelled somewhat in the 15th century. The 15th-century enlargements were thought to be unnecessary after the building of a church in Wetherby and the church was again remodelled in 1854–55 by JW Hugall, with the nave and chancel being returned to Norman style.

In 1971 the parishes of Spofforth, Kirk Deighton, Follifoot and Little Ribston were merged to form the Parish of Spofforth and Kirk Deighton in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. The parish transferred to the Diocese of Leeds in 2014.

The blind road-builder John Metcalf (1717-1810) is buried in the churchyard.

Buildings

All Saints, Spofforth - nave, looking east (geograph 6799143)
Interior of the chancel

The buildings are Grade II* listed. Most of the current church dates back from the 1854–55 remodelling under the Reverend James Tripp, however the tower is 15th century and contains four bells; three of which date from the late 16th or early 17th century.

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