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Church of Saint Andrew, Aysgarth

Description: Church of Saint Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323060

OS Grid Reference: SE0119588534
OS Grid Coordinates: 401195, 488534
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2924, -1.9831

Location: Church Bank, Aysgarth, North Yorkshire DL8 3SR

Locality: Aysgarth
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 3SR

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Listing Text

SE 08 NW
(east side, off)
15/38 Church of Saint Andrew
Church. Mainly of 1866, in Decorated style. By James Green of Todmorden.
Rubble, slate roof. West tower, 5-bay nave and 3-bay chancel with aisles,
south porch. Tower: 5 stages, the lower 4 of C14 masonry. Diagonal and
lateral off-set buttresses. Single-light vents to 3 lowest stages; clock
face to north and south of 4th stage; two 2-light belfry openings on each
elevation. Gargoyles, crenellated parapet with pinnacles. Pointed-arched
doorway, perhaps C18, on north side. South porch: tall pointed opening with
continuous wave moulding and large heads on label stops. Inner doorway of
2 hollow-chamfered orders. South aisle: 2-light Decorated-style windows.
To right of priest's door, re-used medieval tombstone with hunting horn,
perhaps of a Forester of Wensleydale Forest. Parapet. 2-light clerestorey
windows to nave, 2 paired lights and single-light to chancel. Crenellated
parapets. East window: 5-light Perpendicular-style. Aisle east windows:
4-light Perpendicular-style. Interior: 2 damaged medieval piscinas flanking
priest's door. C10 Northumbrian cross-head found in churchyard on table
near main door. South side of chancel: very fine rood screen, of seven
3-light bays from Jervaulx Abbey by the Ripon School of Carvers, c1506; also
2 stall ends of similar quality with rebus of William de Heslington, Abbot
of Jervaulx from 1472, now in reading desk. In north chancel, timber beam
across 1 bay of arcade inscribed "A S Abbas Ann. D'm. 1536", for Adam
Sedber, the 1st Abbot of Jervaulx Abbey, which held the advowson. Good C19
pews with doors in nave. 3 brass candelabra in nave. Some fine C18
monuments including those to the Yarkers. VCH i, pp 210-1

Listing NGR: SE0119588534

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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