Adel Church

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!