Ashbourne, St. Oswald

Ashbourne, St. Oswald

Saint Oswald's, which was consecrated on the 24th April 1241, is situated in the Market Town of Ashbourne and nestles within a site that is given over to wildflowers - the snowdrops and then daffodils bringing a living beauty to the huge stone edifice that is the church.

The building, in a cruciform shape with the nave noticeably offset from the true, houses many tombs in the Boothby Chapel including that of little Penelope Boothby which boasts the most exquisite carving. Another of the many attractions is the Turnball Window, an Arts & Crafts stained glass window commemorating the deaths of Monica & Dorothea Turnball.

The church has a set of eight bells. These are rung, most unusually from the crossing, for Sunday services as well as at major festivals and events.

Please note that visits by large groups require prior arrangement.


St Oswald, Ashbourne
Tombs
Window
Window

Facilities

Church always open
Toilets
Access issues
Bookshop
Refreshments in church

Features

Sculpture
Architectural Features
Historical Significance

Church Street
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1AN


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