28th April 2013
Adel church of St John the Baptist, Yorkshire, was built between 1150 and 1170 and is considered to be a particularly fine example of an original and complete Norman church. For this reason it is a grade 1 listed building.
The church was built to replace a Saxon church that stood on the site previously and it is situated close to the location of a Roman fort. Some of the items from the Roman and Saxon history of Adel are on display in Leeds City Museum.
It is a beautiful church and, at the moment, the crocuses and daffodils are in bloom. I’m not sure where the duck has come from!