Listed Building: CHURCH OF ST WILFRID (1334567)

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Grade I
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1792, 2, 11
Date assigned Thursday, January 19, 1967
Date last amended


Parish church. c1300, C15,C16,C17. Restoration 1891 by Evans & Jolly. Coursed squared sandstone with sandstone dressings. Lead and plain tile roofs, stone coped gables. Chamfered plinth. West tower, nave with aisles, chancel and north vestry. West tower of three stages divided by chamfered stringcourses. Diagonal buttresses to west with five set offs. Battlements, gargoyles and four plain pinnacles. The west elevation has a blocked pointed arched doorway with impost blocks. 3-light Perp window above with cusped tracery. Staircase in the south west angle has an arrow slit window to west and south. The south side also has a small square opening. The north side has a C20 brick lean-to boiler house not of special interest, and a small rectangular opening. 2-light bell openings with cusped Y-tracery, in each direction. Lean-to south aisle has a west window of three plain arched lights, probably C16. The south aisle has angle buttresses, and to the south side a C14 doorway with deeply moulded arch and hoodmould on head stops. To the right a C16 4-light window of plain four-centred arched lights, then a C17 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window and another C16 4-light window. South aisle east window of c1300, of 3-lights with intersecting tracery. The chancel has a steeply pitched roof. To the south, a double chamfered priests doorway of c1300, with hoodmould on headstops. Flanked by 2-light windows with Y-tracery. To the left again is a small rectangular window with chamfered surround, set low down. The east elevation has angle buttresses and a C19 east window of five plain lancet lights. The north side of the chancel has one 2-light window with Y-tracery. Vestry with flat roof and plain parapet and to the north a low broad window with Y-tracery. Organ chamber to the right is taller and has a battlemented parapet. 2-light window with Y-tracery. Battlemented north aisle has to the east a small lancet set high up. To the north are two windows with Y-tracery, renewed in the C19. Plain pointed arched north doorway with a slight chamfer. Studded plank door. Angle buttresses. Single trefoil headed west lancet. Interior: Three bay north arcade has circular piers and abaci. Polygonal west respond and corbelled east respond. Double chamfered arches. Three bay south arcade has quatrefoil piers and abaci and semi-circular responds. Double chamfered arches. Tower arch with convex moulding and no capitals. Double chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. The north aisle has a 3-light Perp east window, now within the building. Clerestory now internal has two plain rectangular openings to the north and three plain 2-light mullion windows to south. In the south aisle are two low segment pointed tomb recesses, one with a damaged effigy set in. In the south east corner is a sedilia, piscina and aumbry. Also an ex situ head corbel. In the chancel a trefoil headed sedilia and piscina, Aumbry to north. Monuments: Frences Every and Dame Vere Every c1690, blank medallion with white frontal bust, the cheek propped up on the hand. Monument to members of the Every family c1701, a Tuscan Doric columned aedicule with achievement of arms above. Several plain C17 tablets by Hall. In the south aisle are three C18 slate headstones set into the wall. Tablet to Gertrude Flower Every +1858, by Hall (south aisle). Painted Royal Arms over the chancel arch. Under the tower a C19 octagonal font. Painted lozenge hatchments under the tower and in the south aisle. Jacobean pulpit. Communion rail with turned balusters. Painted altar piece with a copy of a painting by Murillo of the Virgin and Child with the young St John the Baptist, 1833. Stained glass: 2-light south window, c1888 by Cox & Buckley of London. Considerable fragments of C13 and later glass re-set in the east window. Listing NGR: SK2675527849

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Grid reference SK 26755 27849 (point)
Map sheet SK22NE

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