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St James the Apostle

This beautiful Victorian church stands on a hill looking over the village of Birstwith through which runs the river Nidd.

Birstwith, Yorkshire

Opening times

The church is open daily, all year round, usually between 9am to 5pm.


Lackon Bank

Built in 1857 by John Greenwood, it boasts a 100ft spire, some splendid stained glass, a Binns organ, that has been fully restored, and an unusual and striking reredos of alabaster and glass mosaic.

The mansion, built by the Greenwood's, is now Belmont Grosvenor School a private preparatory school for boys and girls.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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