Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325869
OS Grid Reference: SE5777937790
OS Grid Coordinates: 457779, 437790
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8332, -1.1235
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SE 5737 CAWOOD CHURCH END
9/8 Church of All Saints
17.11.66 (Formerly listed
Church. C12-C15 with C19 and C20 rebuilding and restoration. Magnesian
limestone ashlar with red plain tile roof and stone slates to porch.
2-bay chancel, 4-bay aisled nave, south porch and south-west tower. C13
chancel with C14 north aisle now vestry with straight-headed windows
with Perpendicular tracery. To south side 2 lancet windows and badly-
weathered door with roll moulding and remains of moulded capitals. The
second bay shows blocked arcade indicating removal of former chapel.
5-light pointed Perpendicular east window. Nave: 3-light, flat-arched
trefoil-headed windows. Mid-late C12 gable-ended west wall has recut
transitional doorway of 2 orders and nookshafts with waterleaf capitals.
Door has decorative strap hinges. South porch rebuilt in 1935 covers
original round-arched door with partly recut head. Early C15 bell tower
in 3 stages has polygonal angle buttresses surmounted by crockets to
first stage and diagonal buttresses with set-offs above. Ogee-arched
3-light window to ground floor with restored Perpendicular tracery.
First stage: crocketed nodding-ogee-headed niche containing C20 statue
of the Blesses Virgin Mary on pedestal; to north and south trefoiled
lights under flat arches with drip moulds. Recessed bell stage:
3-light ogee-arched bell openings with restored Perpendicular tracery
under drip moulds with carved stops. String-course, buttresses,
battlements and angle pinnacles. Interior: chancel arcade of double-
chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Nave: C13 south arcade of double-
chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with water-holding bases and
moulded capitals. Mid C14 tower arch. Wall monument to George
Mountain, Archbishop of York d.1623, with life-size frontal demi-figure.
Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 159-60.
Listing NGR: SE5777937798
Source: English Heritage
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