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Description: Church of St Alban
Date Listed: 16 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166717
OS Grid Reference: TA1935140472
OS Grid Coordinates: 519351, 440472
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8468, -0.1873
WITHERNWICK CHURCH LANE
TA 14 SE
3/41 Church of St Alban
Church. 1855 incorporating fragments of medieval decorative material. By
Mallinson and Healey. Banded pebble and reddish-brown brick with ashlar
dressings and Welsh slate roof. Gothic Revival style with recticulated-type
tracery throughout. 4-bay nave with south aisle, south porch and north
vestry, 2-bay chancel. West end has buttresses with offsets. Large 3-light
pointed window in double-chamfered surround under hoodmould with face stops
and brick relieving arch. To west end of aisle an ogeed lancet in double-
chamfered surround. Nave has end buttresses with offsets. South aisle: to
second bay gabled south porch has pointed-arched, double-chamfered opening
with hollow-and-roll moulding to head under hoodmould with reused medieval
face stops. Within a pointed, studded double plank door in moulded
surround. Stone coping to gable. To first bay a 2-light window otherwise
3-light windows, all in double-chamfered, 4-centred surrounds. North side
has buttresses with offsets. To 2 westernmost bays are 2-light pointed
windows in double-chamfered surrounds under hoodmoulds. Otherwise vestry
has plank door in ogeed surround; to east end a 2-light pointed window in
double-chamfered surround. Nave has ashlar copings, and twin-light, gabled
bell turret to east apex. Chancel has buttresses with offsets. To south
side a plank priest's door in ogeed surround otherwise 2-light, pointed
windows in double-chamfered surrounds. East end has similar 3-light window
under hoodmould with reused face stops. Ashlar copings. Cross at apex.
Interior. 4-bay arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal
piers with moulded capitals and bases. Double-chamfered, pointed chancel
arch, octagonal responds, moulded capitals and bases. C19 octagonal font on
shaft. Neoclassical wall tablet, to Matthew Topham d 1823. Fragments of
medieval zigzag in the outer north side wall towards west end and to south
porch. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p 372.
Listing NGR: TA1935140472
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