All Saints' Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire

Address: Harewood Park, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9LG
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Open April to October every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm; other times call Harewood House Trust Office on 0113 218 1010 in advance of your visit
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A fashion parade of effigies

Nestling in the grounds of Harewood House, All Saints' dates from the 15th century. It is remarkable for six pairs of effigies, dating from 1419 to 1510, commemorating the owners of Harewood and the nearby Gawthorpe estate. They are some of the greatest surviving examples of alabaster carving – virtually without rival in England – and offer a fascinating glimpse into the amour, robes, jewellery and headdresses of the day.

The earliest depicts the fearless judge William Gascoigne in the robes of the Lord Chief Justice with a finely carved purse on one side and a dagger on the other, while his wife wears a square head-dress and rests her feet on a little dog.

The latest –- of Edward Redman –- is thought to be a true likeness of the man, rare in Medieval times. At his feet is a tiny but perfectly carved figure of a bedesman who is shown saying prayers for the soul of the departed.

The church was restored in 1862-63 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, designer of St Pancras Station, the Albert Memorial and many churches. The interior has an unadorned simplicity and there is a fine west window.

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Road directions

7 miles north of Leeds off A61 in grounds of Harewood House; follow signs for Harewood House; once through ticket barrier, turn immediately right

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Weeton (2.9 miles). Bus route numbers 36/381/383/425/561/781/923.

OS Reference No.

SE 314 451

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  1. Mark Johnson (03 Oct 2011, 13:51)

    visited the beautiful and peaceful Church at Harewood House on two occasions to help prepare the Church for the Memorial Service for the late Earl.
    Truely memorable and a great privilege indeed!

  2. a.e.hainsworth (12 Mar 2013, 15:57)

    visited the church following visiting Harewood House, it is beautiful, peacefull church and lovely memorial to all who are within its confines

  3. Sue Taylor (14 May 2013, 08:14)

    The church was one of the highlights of my visit to Harewood yesterday. The alabaster figures were simply stunning. Well worth the admission price for this alone!

  4. Tony Avalon (24 Jul 2013, 22:10)

    I had to visit the church to see the last resting place of my ancestors, who, with their children, were buried here. I believe that being a stone mason, they possibly engraved their own grave stones too.

  5. Louise Lee (07 Nov 2013, 15:34)

    More should visit this wonderful, peaceful church! My husband was a chorister - so sad to see the organ & choir stalls gone but even sadder to see the totally overgrown grave yard! surely the Harewood House organisation should take pride in keeping this trimmed? Trying to find if there will be a Candlelit Carol Service this December? Very upset at the attitude of the Harewood staff on entry with our English Heritage membership card.

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All Saints' Church, Harewood, West Yorkshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Disabled visitors can drive right to the west door of church. Small step into church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.