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Church of St Edith, Bishop Wilton

Description: Church of St Edith

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 167700

OS Grid Reference: SE7982355212
OS Grid Coordinates: 479823, 455212
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9868, -0.7841

Location: Hall Farm Court, Bishop Wilton, East Riding of Yorkshire YO42 1SP

Locality: Bishop Wilton
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO42 1SP

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Listing Text

SE 75 NE
(north side, off)
2/11 Church of St Edith

Church. C12 chancel, C12 nave with C13 aisles (rebuilt C14), early C14
north transept, late C14 west tower and spire, C19 south porch. Restored
1858-59 for Sir Tatton Sykes by J L Pearson, with choir screen by G E
Street. Ashlar, tiled roofs. 3 stage west tower (embraced) with recessed
spire, 4 bay aisled nave with south porch and north transept, 3-bay chancel
with north vestry. West tower: high moulded plinth, western buttresses with
offsets. 2-light pointed belfry openings. Crenellated parapet with
crocketed corner finials, recessed octagonal spire topped with a
weathercock. Pointed west window of 3 lights with Perpendicular tracery
under hoodmould with face-stops. C19 clockface in carved surround to south
side, second stage. Nave: raised moulded plinth, buttresses with offsets.
South elevation has three 2-light square headed windows with cusped ogee
tracery. Largely rebuilt early C12 south door, 3 orders on nook-shafts:
the outer of beasts and human figures (including some zodiacal symbols), the
next of masks with trails, the next of beakhead, and the innermost of a
heavily stylised beakhead. Rosettes to abaci on scalloped capitals: moulded
bases with pellets, to nook-shafts. North transept: high moulded plinth
and angle buttresses. Pointed north window of 3 lights with reticulated
tracery under hoodmould with face stops. Chancel: moulded plinth and
pilaster buttresses. 3 narrow round-headed windows. 3 similar windows,
more closely spaced, to east end. Coped gables with cross finials, all C19,
throughout. Interior: north and south arcades of double-chamfered arches:
C13 to north, C14 to south. Both arcades however rest on identical piers -
octagonal (one cylindrical to north arcade) with high moulded bases and
capitals. West tower is free standing on pointed double-chamfered arches to
north, south and east. The eastern arch has projecting grotesques to east
sides of capitals. Similar, smaller heads project into the tower chamber.
Semi-octagonal responds throughout. Pointed double-chamfered arch from
north aisle to transept: deeply undercut oak leaves and acorns to capital of
north respond. C12 chancel arch of 3 orders with nook-shafts on moulded
bases. Scallop capitals to inner order, masks in sunk demi-lunette panels
with intricate geometrical ornament to capitals of outer orders. Inner
order of chevrons worked on a chamfer, central order of stylised beakhead,
outer order of beakhead under a hoodmould with a running trail of stylised
palm leaves. C19 font: octagonal tub with niches under nodding and
crocketed ogees, each containing the effigy of a saint. Elaborate timber
font cover in Gothic style: effigies of 4 evangelists alternate with those
of the 4 doctors of the Western church under tall fretted spire with
pinnacles. Brass and iron chancel screen: frame and open arches in brass;
lower section filled with foliate designs in wrought iron to each panel, the
centre marked in each case by a glass bulls-eye. Similarly treated wrought-
iron overthrow to gates. Fine mosaic floor of 1902, by Salviati: black
pelta-shapes alternate with birds on a white background. This was copied
from a floor in the Vatican which is itself a re-used Roman example.
Monuments: group of 3 to the south wall of the south aisle. 1) wall tablet
with Latin inscription under a cross potent to William Hildyard, died 6th
October 1632. 2) to the west is a white marble tablet to Richard Darley and
his wife, one of William Hildyard's 3 daughters. Inscription in oval
cartouche with drapes and putti above and below topped by an heraldic
achievement. 3) to the east a wall tablet to Welbury Norton, the grandson
of William Hildyard, died 1706. Oval wall tablet with black lettered
inscription and the Latin motto 'Vive et Frui' (live and enjoy yourself).

Listing NGR: SE7982155213

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Source: English Heritage

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