Description: Church of St Wilfred
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239611
OS Grid Reference: NZ0116782640
OS Grid Coordinates: 401167, 582640
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1381, -1.9832
NZ 08 SW KIRKWHELPINGTON KIRKHARLE
8/76 Church of St. Wilfred
Church. C14, C18, restored 1884. Dressed stone; west porch and vestry ashlar.
Welsh slate roof. Nave, chancel, west porch and vestry.
C18 west porch has battened door and round-headed west window. Lean-to vestry
on north side has 12-pane sash window.
2-bay nave has 2- and 3-light windows with Victorian Decorated tracery in C14
arched openings with original labels.
2-bay chancel has priest's door with 2 continuous hollow chamfers. Small 'low
side' window to left with cusped ogee head. Similar window on north wall.
Other windows on south side are 3-light with Victorian reticulated tracery in
original openings. Chancel north windows have genuine C14 reticulation.
East end rebuilt with large 5-light reticulated window.
Top 2 courses of wall added C19. Gabled roof with kneelers and flat coping.
Early C18 west bellcote with pilasters and heavily-moulded round-arched cornice.
Porch and vestry have open-pedimented gable and square stone chimney.
Interior has chancel arch of 2 continuous chamfers. 2 trefoiled piscinas in
nave. Chancel has C14 sedilia with trefoiled heads and similar piscina with
petalled drain on fluted stem.
Victorian hammer-beam roofs. Victorian chancel screen, pulpit and altar rails
with Decorated tracery. Elegant Victorian bench ends with carved panels and
Perpendicular font from old Church of All Saints, Newcastle: octagonal with
Listing NGR: NZ0116582639
Source: English Heritage
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