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Chapel of the Virgin and Saint Everilda, Everingham

Description: Chapel of the Virgin and Saint Everilda

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 167025

OS Grid Reference: SE8057642153
OS Grid Coordinates: 480576, 442153
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8693, -0.7761

Location: Everingham, East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 4JA

Locality: Everingham
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO42 4JA

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Listing Text

SE 84 SW
6/8 Chapel of the Virgin and
Saint Everilda
Church. 1836-39. By Agostino Giorgioli, supervision by John Hayes, for
William, 13th Lord Herries. Statuary by Luigi Bozzoni. Red brick,
stuccoed, lead roofs. Single bay narthex, 7-bay nave with east transepts,
single bay apsidal sanctuary. Tripartite entrance front with 10-panel
double-leaf door and overlight with glazing bars in eared architrave in
giant round-arched recess with coffered intrados. Frieze inscribed:
beneath pediment with moulded cornice. Lower flanking bays of 2 stages to
left and right: first stage rusticated. Band with putti. Second stage has
20-pane window flanked by angels. Shallow cornice, blocking course. Side
elevations: three 20-pane windows at the level of the nave cornice (which
breaks forward over each) on deep scrolled brackets. Interior: organ
gallery to narthex carried on slender fluted cast-iron columns and deep
foliated brackets. Nave: bay intervals marked by giant attached Corinthian
columns: white marble base, scagliola to fluted shafts, gilded capitals.
Full entablature with scagliola to frieze and gilding throughout. Each bay
of the long walls of the nave is occupied by a round-headed niche containing
a statue of one of the 12 apostles beneath rectangular panel depicting in
relief an episode from the life of Christ. Coffered tunnel vault. Giant
Corinthian pilasters support round arch, with coffered intrados, to coffered
apse lit by semicircular skylight. Apse is ringed with giant attached
Corinthian pilasters between which are round-headed niches containing
statues of Saint Everilda, The Virgin, Saint Joseph and Saint John the
Baptist. Panels above, similar to those in the nave, illustrate scenes from
the Passion. Centrepiece is a painting of the Crucifixion. Polychrome
marble altar. Ornately carved altar rails with central gate. C19 font of
polychrome marble: shallow dish on 8 inclined legs with ormolu claws and
central pillar with entwining bronze snake. Disused Romanesque font in
narthex antechamber: damaged tub with beasts, archer, and Tree of Life,
under chevron frieze. The church retains all its large 8-panel doors, in

Listing NGR: SE8057542155

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Source: English Heritage

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