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Church of All Saints, Londesborough

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 167044

OS Grid Reference: SE8686145384
OS Grid Coordinates: 486861, 445384
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8974, -0.6796

Location: Love Lane, Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire YO43 3LG

Locality: Londesborough
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO43 3LG

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Listing Text

SE 84 NE
(south side)
16/26 Church of All Saints
- I

Church. Early C12 nave, early C14 west tower (raised in late C15), north
aisle, and chancel chapel; porch of 1678. Coursed rubble with freestone
dressings, slate roofs. West tower of 3 stages, 4-bay nave with north aisle
and south porch, 2-bay chancel with north chapel. West tower: projecting
stair-turret to south-west quoin. First and second stages lit by lancets
with continuous chamfer. Chamfered string below square-headed 2-light
belfry opening under crenellated parapet with corner finials. Nave: pointed
windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights under hoodmould to west and to centre,
round-headed 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery under hoodmould to
east. South door of one order originally with nook-shafts (now missing) to
scallop capitals supporting lintel and tympanum with sundial beneath hollow
moulding. Cll interlace cross-shaft inserted over. Porch: moulded capitals
to round, moulded, arch: shaped kneelers, coped gable with finial. Chancel:
diagonal buttress with offsets. Two 2-light square-headed windows with
cusped ogee tracery under hoodmoulds flanking round-headed priests' door
with quirk and hollow chamfer imposts and shallow hoodmould. Chamfered
string over. Five-light 4-centred east window with Perpendicular tracery
under hoodmould. Interior: shouldered arch to tower stair: shouldered rear-
arches to lancets. Pointed double-chamfered tower arch with the inner order
carried on corbels. North arcade: cylindrical piers on raised waterholding
bases (dogtooth to centre pier) supporting moulded capitals (with nailhead
to east, incised chevrons with nailhead to west) and pointed double-
chamfered arches. Pulpit of 1719 with bolection-moulded panelling.
Elaborate timber screen by Temple Moore beneath elliptical double-chamfered
chancel arch. North chancel chapel arcade: octagonal pier and filleted
responds carrying 2 pointed double-chamfered arches under hoodmoulds. The
north chapel contains a number of memorials to the family of the Earls of
Burlington: in particular a brass to Richard Boyle, the architect, died
1753. (This and the neighbouring brasses may have been removed from the
coffins which lie in the family vault beneath the chancel). Memorial with
white marble inscription set into black marble slab on white marble urns,
with bosses, to Lady Grisold, Countess of Cumberland, died 1613. (Her age
at death left blank). Wall tablet above to Francis the son of Henry Lord
Clifford: small effigy of a child in swaddling clothes under a laurel wreath
and the inscription:

Foliated cross grave slab against north wall; 3 late C17 funeral banners
(and the remnants of a fourth) suspended above. Gauntlets hang to right and
to left of the east window; the helmets which once accompanied them are now
kept in the Rectory. Early C13 scalloped font on 6 dwarf colonettes with
annuli. An interesting feature of this church is the large number of
graffiti, dating from the early C18 on, to be found around the south door of
the porch.

Listing NGR: SE8686345384

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Source: English Heritage

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