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St Margaret Clitherow RC Church, Threshfield

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St Margaret Clitherow RC Church, Threshfield

YDNPA, 2004,

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St Margaret Clitherow RC Church, Threshfield

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36582

Parish: Threshfield

OS Grid Reference: SD993638

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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Although the Catholic Church of St Margaret Clitherow in Threshfield is built from traditional materials it is far from being a traditional building. Dedicated in 1973, its unusual pyramidal shape supported by zinc-clad buttresses has led to its local affectionate nickname of ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’. The architect was Peter Langtry-Langton and its shape was inspired by sketches he saw of a simple African church built using poles, wattle and palm leaves. Inside, the stained glass windows designed by Jane Duff (now Ayers) either side of the altar are particularly eye-catching. Source: Kennedy, Paul (ed) (1996) The Struggle of a Minority - a short history of Catholicism in Craven. Skipton: St Stephen's Church


On south side B6265 between Threshfield (1/2 mile) and Grassington (1 mile). Usually kept locked. View from roadside. See for service times.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Settle. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside. See for access details.

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