West Riding of Yorkshire

Bingley Church, West Riding of Yorkshire

It is thought that a church stood here, overlooking the River Aire, from the Saxon period onwards, although no documentary evidence supports this. The first recorded mention of the church says that William Paganel gave it to Drax Priory in 1066, suggesting it was built by that point.

Of that early structure little or nothing has survived. Most of what we see today was begun in the early Tudor period. The choir was erected in 1518. The last major part of the church, the Tower, was not added until 1737.

The interior has stained glass by both William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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