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Chapel at Aysgarth School, Newton-le-Willows

Description: Chapel at Aysgarth School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 322480

OS Grid Reference: SE2089389034
OS Grid Coordinates: 420893, 489034
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2965, -1.6805

Location: Newton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire DL8 1TF

Locality: Newton-le-Willows
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 1TF

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS Chapel at Aysgarth
SE 28 NW School



School chapel.Opened 1890, by Moscrop and Clark of Darlington; woodwork mostly
early C20 by Robert Thompson (of Kilburn). Red brick in English garden wall bond
(3:1) with ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. 2-bay nave and l-bay chancel in
single vessel. Perpendicular-traceried windows of 3 lights to nave, 2 lights
to chancel (at higher level) all with monolithic lintels, and 5-light basket-
arched east window. Roll-moulded band, stepping up round chancel. Bracketed
eaves table. Roll-moulded ridge with Celtic-cross finial. Polygonal stair
tower to organ loft at north-west corner has plinth, stone upper stage with
louvres, cornice, and recessed tiled spire with knob finial (the spire formerly
taller). Foundation stone at south-east corner with initials 'MH' (Mary Hales,
wife of the school's founder, Rev. E. T. Hales) and eroded date.

Interior: decorative terazzo floor, marble altar base. Walls panelled at base
with richly-decorated stencil work above. Coved cornice with decorative bosses.
Panelled waggon roof, with decorative bosses in chancel and above chancel screen
angels holding shield with the college and school coats of armour of the school's
founder. In four windows, fine stained glass by Henry Holiday and also by
Holiday, enamel panel inset in nave south wall. High quality woodwork by Robert
Thompson including: open-traceried altar rail, seats with desks, panelled pews,
and probably the delicate, arcaded chancel screen. Polygonal pulpit of different
style, the panels with arches, guilloche bands, fluted columns and egg and dart
cornice. Wooden screen at west end (separating chapel from corridor) with seats
against it under coved organ loft, the organ and decorative case by Abbot and
Smith of Leeds. Access to organ-loft stair-tower is from the corridor outside
the chapel.

Listing NGR: SE2089389034

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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