Description: Moorhouse Chapel
Date Listed: 25 July 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 241888
OS Grid Reference: SK7530266780
OS Grid Coordinates: 475302, 366780
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1928, -0.8744
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LAXTON CHURCH LANE
SK 76 NE
5/38 Moorhouse Chapel
Church of England Chapel. 1860. By Henry Clutton for J. E.
Denison. C12 French Gothic Revival style. Coursed squared
rubble and brick with ashlar dressings. Steep pitched gabled and
hipped plain tile roofs. Single side wall stone stack. Sill
bands, coved and billeted eaves, coped gables with crosses.
Windows are single and double lancets with notched reveals and
partial capitals, and chamfered heads. Nave and chancel under
continuous roof, bell turret, vestry, south porch. Nave, 4
bays, has to east a single buttress on each side, that to north
engaged with vestry, plus additional buttress on north side to
west. South side has single central lancet flanked by single
double lancets. North side has a double and 2 single lancets.
West end has 2 lancets and above, chamfered round window. Single
bay chancel has on each side, to east, a single buttress and a
single round traceried window. East end has 3 single lancets
with crocketed reveals, and above, unglazed traceried round
window. Bell turret has a gabled buttress on each side. To east
and west, a round headed recess containing 2 crocketed round
headed openings with paired ringed central shafts with crocketed
capitals and flanked by similar larger shafts. Above, coped
gable with kneelers and iron cross. Vestry, single bay, has
corbelled stack to west and to north, 2 square headed windows
with notched mullion with partial capitals. Interior has painted
stone dressings. Nave has chamfered pointed openings, moulded
sill band with foliate stops and chamfered eaves. Principal
rafter roof with double purlins, notched braces, collars and
minor king posts. Moulded chancel arch has coved hood mould with
billeted stops, and billeted corbels, carrying double ringed
shaft imposts with large waterleaf capitals, beasts and nail
head band. Chancel has to east elaborate Decorated style
reredos, painted ashlar, with 4 cusped ogee openings, crocketed
gables, pinnacles and finials. Painted texts. South side has a
small piscina. Vaulted roof with roll moulded ribs and central
round opening. Vestry has principal rafter roof with collars.
Fittings include tapered round font with 4 square shafts, on
clustered column with foliate capitals, and quatrefoil base.
Round ashlar pulpit with ringed round base with 4 square engaged
shafts, moulded top and bottom edges, and bracketed bookstand
with granite shaft. Cast iron lectern with 4 twisted shafts and
traceried bracketed feet and bookstand. Shaped, chamfered
softwood benches, carved panelled and painted bench, armchair
with carved panelled back dated 1662. C17 side table with turned
legs and carved top rail. Moulded altar rail with notched
Listing NGR: SK7530266780
Source: English Heritage
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