Rectory 1601 – 1978

Rectory 1910

Title Rectory
Date 1910
Location Guiseley
Photo ID L187
Comment A group of men who were involved with St. Oswald’s Church Sunday School and also helped organise a village fair.

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St. Oswald’s Church is on the left.
The Rectory dates from 1601 when Rev. Robert More decided to build a home for himself.
It is thought that he used stone and other building materials from the ruins of a Manor House previously on the site, this had been the seat of the De Wardes, Lords of the Manor of Guiseley.
Canon Howson undertook renovation of the Rectory and St. Oswald’s Church during his time as Rector 1906-1934.

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A print from a painting of Guiseley Rectory which was the work of Doreen Pawson of Guiseley.
A message on the reverse of the print reads:
“Best Wishes to Joan and Albert for Christmas 1979”

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The back entrance to the old rectory which shows the original mason’s marks.

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Front view of the old rectory, now private apartments. (February 2013)

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The old Rectory, it was sold in 1978 for £76,000 and a new Rectory built in the grounds adjacent to the Green.

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A drawing of Guiseley Rectory with historical information.
In addition, it was restored by Canon Howson at his own expense early in his time as Rector of Guiseey 1906 – 1933.
He allowed the Rectory gardens to be used as a location for the St. Oswald’s Day pageants which he instigated.
The building was sold in 1978 for £76,000 and converted into apartments.
A new Rectory was built in the old Rectory gardens facing onto the Green.

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As above.

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This was the old Guiseley Rectory, built in 1601, seen here from the garden.

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Reflections of the old Rectory in what is thought to be the remains of a moat.
The Rectory was built in the 16th century.
The Rev. Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell were married in the adjacent St. Oswald’s Church in 1812.
Their 3 daughters were the Bronte sisters of literary fame.

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A408 – Rectory, 1977.

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Medieval fish pond in the grounds of the old Guiseley Rectory, this is believed to be the remains of an ancient moat which was utilised as a fish pond in Medieval Times.

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A418 – Rectory, 1977.

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Carp and Perch would be kept to supplement food for the table. The houses in the background are on Eliot Grove, off Queensway.

Previous Comments:

Midge
Carlo,
Looking at the Guiseley Rectory Pictures I am reminded that I was christened by Arch Deacon Lowe in mid October 1931. My Birth certificate is signed by Mr Reynard the registrar. The same signature is on my maternal grandfathers birth certificate in June 1866!
Did Mr Reynard ever retire?
04 September 2017.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 23 February 2022.
Last updated: 28 February 2022 – Photo ID: L187, K403 A408 & A418.

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