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Church of St John of Beverley, Wressle

Description: Church of St John of Beverley

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 165371

OS Grid Reference: SE7077631264
OS Grid Coordinates: 470776, 431264
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7729, -0.9276

Location: Breighton Road, Wressle, East Riding of Yorkshire YO8 6ES

Locality: Wressle
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 6ES

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Listing Text

SE 73 SW
5/143 Church of St John of

- II
Church. 1799 with alterations of 1873. Brick in English garden wall bond,
ashlar plinth and dressings, Westmorland slate roof. West tower, 3-bay
nave, with south porch and north vestry, long single-bay chancel. 3-stage
tower with ashlar bands. Rectangular slit windows to second stage. Round-
headed belfry openings with ashlar sill band to third stage. Ashlar cornice
and embattled parapets. There is an ashlar urinal in the angle of the tower
and the south side of the nave. Nave: porch with C19 pointed doorway and
hipped roof to south; vestry with pair of square-headed windows to north.
Otherwise 2-light pointed Gothic windows, inserted in 1873. Door and
windows with returned hoodmoulds. East end: 2-light Gothick window. Nave
roof with stone coped gable to west, hipped to east. Chancel roof hipped to
east. Interior: very plain. Plaque above door reads:

This church was built on the Site of the Ancient Parish Church of Wressell

in the 39th Year of the Reign of KING GEORGE the 3rd Anno Domini 1799.

The Right Honb1 GEORGE O'BRIEN EARL OF EGREMONT Lord of the Manor. JOHN


Richard Waterworth of Wressell) Church Wardens
James Craven of Newsham )

Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 1972.

Listing NGR: SE7077631264

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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