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Church of St Wilfred, Brayton

Description: Church of St Wilfred

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325863

OS Grid Reference: SE6041930997
OS Grid Coordinates: 460419, 430997
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7718, -1.0848

Location: Doncaster Road, Selby YO8 9HE

Locality: Brayton
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 9HE

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/2 Church of St Wilfrid


Church. C12-C15 with C19 additions. Magnesian limestone ashlar with
slate roof. 4-bay chancel, 3-bay aisled nave, south porch and west
tower. C13 - early C14 chancel: south side has buttress, doorway and
lancet window to third bay, otherwise 2-light windows with Geometrical
tracery. 4-light east window with Curvilinear tracery. Mid C19 vestry
to north. Nave: north aisle retains lancet window to west otherwise
windows with Perpendicular tracery throughout. C19 south porch covers
late C12 doorway with 4 orders of arches with beakhead, medallion and
chevron ornament and roll moulding. 3 orders of nook shafts and
responds with interlaced and figurative decoration. Decorated square
abaci. C12 embattled 3-stage tower with small lancet windows and with a
string-course at cill level and a continuous billet frieze at impost
level which rises above the openings to form hood-moulds. Corbel table
to battlements. Above, a Perpendicular octagon with 2-light bell-
openings crowned by slender octagonal stone spire. Interior: C12
chancel arch of 2 orders, the inner order with chevron moulding and the
outer a plain roll moulding supported by responds with capitals with
interlaced motifs and decorated square abaci. Early C14 nave arcade of
double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. C12 tower arch with
scalloped capitals. In the south wall of the chancel is a partly recut
sedilia with crocket finials, also a C16 chest tomb to Lord D'Arcy
d.1558 and wife Dorothea with effigies mutilated during the
Protectorate. Wall monuments to Robinson and Thomas Morley (1766) and
to Joseph Thompson (d.1809) both by Fishers of York. Stained glass to
east window by H Hughes, 1878. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, The West Riding,
1979, pp144-5. __________________________

Listing NGR: SE6041930996

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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