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Church of All Saints, Saxton with Scarthingwell

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326365

OS Grid Reference: SE4757536883
OS Grid Coordinates: 447575, 436883
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8260, -1.2787

Location: 20 Dam Lane, Tadcaster LS24 9QF

Locality: Saxton with Scarthingwell
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9QF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Saxton Castle: a Motte and Bailey Castle with a Later Medieval Manor House and Field System Including a Trackway and Fishpond, 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 43 NE
(west side)
3/27 Church of All Saints

Church. C11 nave and chancel with C14 south chapel, and early C15 tower
with restorations and additions of 1876 and 1907 and later additions. West
tower. 2-bay nave with 2-bay chapel to south, south porch, 2-bay chancel
with vestry to north. 2-stage tower has chamfered plinth incorporating
remains of grave slab with incised cross and diagonal off-set buttresses.
To south side a narrow, round-arched plank door in chamfered surround. To
west end a stepped 3-light window with cinquefoil heads under hood-mould.
To upper stage a twin-light belfry opening with cinquefoil heads under hood-
moulds. Corbel table supports battlements with pinnacles. Nave, south
side: angle buttress; south porch has elliptical-arched opening. Round-
arched south door within chamfered arch on shafts with waterleaf capitals;
to west of entrance porch a 3-cinquefoil-light, straight-headed window to
east a slit window. South chapel: diagonal buttresses, 2-light windows with
geometrical tracery that to west recut; chapel shows signs of heightening.
North aisle: angle and centre off-set buttresses; 2 restored 2-light windows
with geometrical tracery. Chancel: angle buttresses, to south side 2
pointed lancets, to north side a slit window and C19 vestry. East end has 3
C19 stepped lancets. Interior: pointed tower arch with double-chamfered
head. 2-bay pointed and double-chamfered arcade to nave with cylindrical
pier. Round chancel arch and restored round-arched opening to right.
Chancel has pointed priest's door and remains of round-arched opening.
Medieval octagonal font on probably C19 base. Monuments include 4 C17
tombstones to members of the Hungate family, 3 with coats of arms now set
into chancel walls. Late C18 monuments to Lord and Lady Hawke with carving
in relief by I F Moore. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, p 431.

Listing NGR: SE4757836886

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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