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Description: Church of St Chad
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196876
OS Grid Reference: TF0247679420
OS Grid Coordinates: 502476, 379420
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3018, -0.4637
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TF 07 NW DUNHOLME HOLME LANE
5/4 Church of St.Chad
Parish church. Early C13, late C13, C14, 1856 restoration, 1902
organ chamber and vestry added, 1914 south porch added. Coursed
limestone rubble with slate roofs having stone coped gables.
Western tower,clerestoried nave, 2 aisles, chancel, south porch,
north vestry. The C13 unbuttressed tower has 3 stages with 2
string courses and a battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles.
To each stage and side are single lancets and to the belfry stage
are paired lancets. The north wall of the north aisle has a C14
ogee headed doorway flanked by single 2 light windows with cusped
ogee heads and segmental hood moulds. Further east is a similar
4 light window. The 1902 vestry has a 2 light window and door
and in the east wall a cusped 2 light window. The east wall of
the chancel has a 3 light C19 window with panel tracery. The
south wall has 2 and 3 light windows in C14 style. In the south
aisle are 2 three light C14 windows with flat heads and a further
similar window west of the porch. The clerestorey on both sides
has 3 C19 paired lights under flat hood moulds. The south porch
of 1914 has a cusped outer arch surmounted by a niche containing
a carving of St. Chad, with side benches and quatrefoil side
lights. The inner doorway is C13 with single chamfer, hood
mould, label stops one ammonite and one human head. Interior.
The 3 bay early C13 north and south arcades have quatreroil piers
with slender shafts at the diagonals, keeled responds, quatrefoil
capitals, double chamfered arches, hood moulds and human head
label stops. The south arcade has some nail head decoration.
The tower arch has octagonal imposts and capitals, a double
chamfered arch with hood mould and ammonite label stops. The
chancel arch also has keeled responds, annular capitals and
double chamfered arch. At the west end of the south aisle is a
small glazed cupboard containing a small leather medieval chalice
case. In the chancel north wall is a C19 door to the vestry and
a triangular headed aumbry with original C17 doors and decorative
ironwork hinges. At the east end of the chancel are 2
repositioned carved C13 statue brackets supported on humanheads.
The C19 chancel roof is painted. All fittings are C19 or C20,
including the chancel screen of 1912. The C15 octagonal font has
fleurons and seated figures of saints in niches to both pedestal
and bowl. In the north aisle is C20 stained glass depicting
St.Chad. In the chancel south wall is a monument to Robert
Grantham d.1541, restored 1857. The figure of the deceased is
kneeling before a book, flanker by Doric columns supporting an
entablature, above which is an inscription surmounted by oval
Listing NGR: TF0247379420
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Source: English Heritage
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