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Church of St Wilfred, Burnsall

Description: Church of St Wilfred

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 323747

OS Grid Reference: SE0325761515
OS Grid Coordinates: 403257, 461515
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0496, -1.9517

Location: Church Lane, Burnsall, North Yorkshire BD23 6BS

Locality: Burnsall
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 6BS

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, Burnsall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SE 06 SW (east side)

2/91 Church of St Wilfred


- I

Church. C13, C15, C16, C17 and restored 1858. Ashlar, coursed squared
stone. Graduated stone slate roof. West tower, clerestoried aisled nave
with south porch. Chancel with vestry and south chantry. Perpendicular 3-
stage tower: offset diagonal buttresses. Large arched Perpendicular west
window cusped of 3-lights with hoodmould, to right a board door in 4 centred
arch surround forming a buttressed porch with small 1-light window above.
Second stage has an octagonal sided clock face to west, to south a
Perpendicular segmental-arched 2-light window. Chamfered band. Arched
belfry windows, cusped of 3 lights, hoodmould. Moulded band. Embattled
parapet with 4 small pinnacles to each corner. Nave: Perpendicular, 3 bays.
Aisles, embracing the tower, of 4 bays. Plinth, to right of left-hand bay a
gabled south porch, offset angle buttresses, arched doorway with column to
each side, hoodmould, stone coping with gable cross. Inner board door,
arched surround. South aisle: offset angle buttresses. To left a 3-light
flat-headed window. To right two 3-light flat-headed windows, hoodmoulds,
chamfered parapet. Clerestory: three 2-light flat-headed windows with
hoodmoulds. Stone coping, gable cross. Chancel: 3 bays. Small offset
angle buttresses. To right of left-hand bay a board door in moulded arched
surround, shield in spandrels, flat hoodmould, flanked by arched, cusped 2-
light Perpendicular windows, hoodmoulds. To right an arched cusped Y-
tracery window of c1300. Stone coping, gable cross. East end: to centre
large 3-light arched cusped Perpendicular window with hoodmould. To right a
C16 two-light flat headed window with 4-centred arched lights, hoodmould.
To left a Y-tracery 2-light window of c1300, below it a board door in
chamfered surround with 3-centred arch. Interior: chamfered tower arch,
arcades, 3 bays, octagonal piers, double-chamfered arches. Similar chancel
arch. Chancel: 2 bays, similar arcades to nave. Font: Norman circular on a
square base. Jacobean pulpit on baluster feet. Good C14 alabaster panel of
the Nativity in the vestry, also fragments of pre Norman Conquest crosses
and hog backs.

Listing NGR: SE0325961510

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Source: English Heritage

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