St John's church and hall, Adel :: Shared Description

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
by Stephen Craven
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SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - churchyard by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : Path through Adel churchyard by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - west end by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : Ashling House, Adel by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - old stones by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - doorway by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - corbels by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - chancel arch (detail) by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - chancel by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - mown churchyard by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's parish hall, Adel by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : Grave markers in St John's churchyard, Adel by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - vestry by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - east end by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - Tubal-Cain window by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - mounting block by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - knocker by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - Vestry window by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John's church, Adel - war memorial by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : St John the Baptist, Adel - frieze by Stephen Craven
SE2740 : Daffodils in St John's churchyard, Adel by Stephen Craven


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Created: Sun, 14 Aug 2016, Updated: Sun, 14 Aug 2016

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