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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326369
OS Grid Reference: SE4880333525
OS Grid Coordinates: 448803, 433525
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7958, -1.2606
There is also a scheduled monument, Site of 'king Athelstan's Palace', Immediately North of the Church, 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.
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SHERBURN IN ELMET CHURCH HILL
SE 43 SE
6/31 Church of All Saints
Church. C12 nave and north aisle, C13 chancel with C14 south aisle and
extension to north aisle, C15 south aisle chapel, and later additions and
alterations including C16 clerestory, north aisle windows and heightening of
tower. East end restored in 1857 by Anthony Salvin and C19 vestry.
Magnesian limestone ashlar. 2-stage west tower, 4-bay aisled-nave (with
fifth bay embracing tower), south porch, south chapel, 2-bay chancel with
north vestry. Tower has massive diagonal off-set buttresses, twin-light
pointed bell openings to each side have Perpendicular tracery to heads,
battlements with crocketed pinnacles. South porch has re-used opening with
zigzag moulding to pointed head on shafts with waterleaf capitals. Round-
arched south door under hood-mould with keeled roll and plank door. South
chapel has diagonal buttress and straight-headed windows with 3 cinquefoil
lights. South aisle has 3-light pointed windows with Perpendicular tracery.
North aisle has single slit window, otherwise 3-light, straight-headed
Perpendicular windows, and similar windows to embattled clerestory. Chancel
has pointed plank priest's door and 3 lancets. Vestry to north side. East
end has 3 lancets with vesica to gable. Interior: triple-chamfered round
tower arch, with a round-arched shafted window above with waterleaf
capitals. Tower vault with chamfered ribs. Nave arcade of round arches on
cylindrical piers, some with scallop capitals. Niches for tombs to both
aisles. Ogee window between south aisle and chancel. Double chamfered
chancel arch. Against the east and south walls of the south aisle are the 2
faces of the C15 Janus cross. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979,
Listing NGR: SE4880633525
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Source: English Heritage
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