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Church of St Peter, Stainforth

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 324358

OS Grid Reference: SD8206267365
OS Grid Coordinates: 382062, 467365
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1019, -2.2758

Location: Church Lane, Stainforth, North Yorkshire BD24 9QD

Locality: Stainforth
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD24 9QD

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Listing Text

SD 86 NW
2/18 Church of St Peter

Parish church. 1839-42, altered 1873. Perpendicular style. Squared rubble,
ashlar dressings, slate roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south east entrance porch
and north east vestry. 3-stage tower, each stage divided by string course. West
entrance has 2-centre head, moulded architrave and hoodmould; plank doors. Single
light window above with cinquefoil head. 2-light belfry opening on all four faces
with slate louvres, cinquefoil heads and hoodmould. Stepped clasping buttresses to
tower, gargoyle on each face and embattled parapet. 4-bay nave has each bay
divided by stepped buttresses. A 3-Light window with rectilinear tracery and cinque-
foil heads and hoodmould in each bay. String course below embattled parapet is
embellished by 3 carved heads. 1 bay chancel is lower and narrower than nave.
4-light east window has rectilinear tracery, cinquefoil heads and hoodmould.
Diagonal buttresses and embattled parapet. North of chancel is single-storey vestry;
entrance has two-centred head, and chimney is disguised as turret rising above
buttress of chancel. Similar vestry and turret on south side is now an entrance
porch. Interior has false hammer beam roof of 3 bays on carved stone corbels.

Source: W A Shuffrey : The Church of the Deanery of North Craven. (1914), pp 228-35.

Listing NGR: SD8206267365

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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