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Church of St James, Rawcliffe

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 164885

OS Grid Reference: SE6849722965
OS Grid Coordinates: 468497, 422965
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6986, -0.9640

Location: The Green, Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 8QL

Locality: Rawcliffe
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 8QL

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Listing Text

SE 62 SE
(south side)
3/27 Church of St James
Parish church. 1842 by W Hurst and W B Moffatt of Doncaster, with chancel
and vestry of 1910. Early section in grey brick with sandstone ashlar
dressings and spire, slate roof; additions in red brick with limestone
ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Gothic Revival style. West tower
with north and south doors, 4-bay nave, 3-bay chancel with south chapel,
north organ chamber and vestry adjoining north side. Chamfered ashlar
plinth to tower and nave. 2-stage tower: angle buttresses with offsets,
triple-chamfered doors with hoodmoulds and carved angel stops, and pointed
niches above with hoodmould, angel stops and figure of Christ on corbelled
base; west lancet with sill string course, hoodmould and headstops;
clockfaces in cusped ashlar surrounds to north, south and west. Weathered
string course to belfry with recessed panels containing triple lancet belfry
openings below corbel table. Octagonal broach spire with finial and
weather-vane. Nave: buttresses at angles and between bays, sill string
course, triple stepped lancets with hoodmoulds and headstops, moulded string
course, coped gables with carved head kneelers to west end. Chancel:
moulded plinth, angle buttresses, flush ashlar bands at sill and impost
level, pointed and square-headed 2-light traceried north and south windows,
and pointed 5-light east window, with hoodmoulds; pointed west door, square-
headed and pointed windows to vestry; moulded lead rainwater heads, coped
gable and parapets. Interior. Tower has pointed chamfered door to nave,
moulded plaster cornice and ceiling, inscribed board bearing details of 1842
rebuilding. Wide nave, open to chancel, organ chamber and south chapel, has
west gallery with Gothic-panelled front carried on cast-iron quatrefoiled
columns; pointed double-chamfered tower arch above. Complete set of box
pews, incorporating pedestals of former cast-iron columns for north and
south galleries. 8-bay roof with queen struts and cusped panels, ceiled-
over at collar level. Chancel: single pointed moulded arches to north and
south on filleted and keeled piers and responds, with springers to west for
incompleted nave aisles; Tudor-arched north and south doors, cinquefoiled
piscina with carved spandrels; 3-bay boarded arch-braced roof with painted
inscription and decoration. C19 octagonal font with quatrefoiled and
traceried panels. Octagonal wooden pulpit with traceried panels, moulded
base and staircase with wreathed handrail and turned balusters. Oval marble
wall tablet in south aisle to Ann Peacock of 1801; marble bust in south
chapel of Ralph Creyke of 1859 by M Noble of London. N Pevsner, The
Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West Riding, 1959, p 399.

Listing NGR: SE6849722965

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Source: English Heritage

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