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Christ Church, East Layton

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 323242

OS Grid Reference: NZ1637909843
OS Grid Coordinates: 416379, 509843
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4837, -1.7487

Location: 4 Forcett Close, East Layton, North Yorkshire DL11 7PQ

Locality: East Layton
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 7PQ

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Listing Text

NZ 10 NE
6/30 Christ Church (formerly listed
as Chapel of Ease)
- II

Chapel of ease. Dated 1895. By J P Pritchett Jun and H D Pritchett for Mrs
Maynard Proud. Ashlar sandstone, plain tile roofs. Cruciform plan, of nave
with south porch, south and north transepts, chancel, crossing tower; 4:1:3
bays; Perpendicular style. South porch: swept stepped diagonal buttresses;
leaved board door in pointed-arched opening of 2 orders, the inner order
shafted with undercut foliage on capitals, the outer order continuously
moulded, and hoodmould with stops carved in Art Nouveau characters "AD" and
"1895"; above door, sundial dated 1893; moulded coping to gable with cross
at apex; in each return wall a 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery and
hoodmould with carved stops; inner door in continuously-moulded pointed
arch. Nave: moulded plinth, swept stepped buttresses dividing bays; 3-light
windows with crested transoms and Perpendicular tracery, hoodmoulds with
carved stops to north and south windows, 4-light window to west. Transepts:
each gable has two 2-light windows with crested transoms, Perpendicular
tracery, and hoodmoulds with head stops to south, shield stops to north;
staircase turret to south; on west side of north transept a moulded doorway
with 4-centred arch. Chancel: to south, 4-centred arched priest's doorway,
on the hoodmould stops the word "Evangelum" in Art Nouveau lettering and a
chalice; above it a 2-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head
stops; 4-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head stops; to east,
5-light Perpendicular window with 4-centred arched head and transom, the
lower panels being blind; to north, 3 Perpendicular windows with hoodmoulds
with head stops. Tower: octagonal corner buttresses terminating in turret
finials; on each side a chamfered light vent to the ringing chamber and a
3-light louvred opening with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould with head
stops to the belfry. Interior: ashlar finish throughout; filleted columns
and carved capitals to moulded arches on 4 sides of crossing; carved corbels
carrying arch-braced roof trusses with boarded ceiling; blind window to east
of south transept; dado panelling; original fittings of high quality
including altar, reredos, pulpit, pews, vestry screen across north transept,
and stone font.

Listing NGR: NZ1637909843

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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