SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - old stones

taken 5 years ago, near to Tinshill, Leeds, Great Britain

St John the Baptist, Adel - old stones
St John the Baptist, Adel - old stones
A collection of stones in the corner of the churchyard, found here or nearby at various times. They include some large quernstones, a stone coffin (possibly Anglo-Saxon), and some smaller carved stones possibly of pre-Roman date.
St John's church and hall, Adel

Adel is one of the oldest parishes in what is now West Yorkshire. The spelling in the Domesday Book was 'Adele' meaning a muddy place, and by the 18th century 'Addle', as shown on maps up to the mid 19th century, and in fact that is still (as of 2016) the legal name of the parish.

The church of St John the Baptist is of Norman origin (c.1150-1170), with alterations in the 14th, 16th and 19th centuries, but still remains less altered than many churches of its age. It is grade 1 listed (list entry 1255610). There is evidence of an earlier Anglo-Saxon church on the site, and the area has been farmed since Roman or possibly even Bronze Age times.

The church curtilage includes several other listed buildings and structures including the old Rectory (now a private house), stables (now the parish hall), three listed tombs, a sundial and a mounting block.

For more details see the Historic England listing LinkExternal link and the conservation area appraisal LinkExternal link

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Thursday, 21 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 August, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2739 4019 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.4331N 1:35.1040W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2739 4020
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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