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St Peter

One of the Rylstone's most iconic buildings, the church was constructed between 1852 and 1853 and has a gritstone exterior in a style known as 'churchwarden gothic'.

Rylstone, Yorkshire

Opening times

A key is kept locally and is available for visitors, please see the noticeboard for information.


Church Lane
BD23 6LH

As well as inside the church, religious symbolism can be seen on the fell overlooking the parish as there stands a large stone cross.

Originally the hill was home to a stone figure known as the 'Rylstone Man', but it was changed to a wooden crucifix to commemorate the 'Peace of Paris' in 1885.

Weather conditions took their toll on the Rylstone Cross in the decades that followed and it had to be replaced several times until the wooden structure was changed to a stone one in 1997.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • 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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