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The Church of the Immaculate Conception St John the Worker, Saxton with Scarthingwell

Description: The Church of the Immaculate Conception St John the Worker

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 326378

OS Grid Reference: SE4921836868
OS Grid Coordinates: 449218, 436868
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8258, -1.2538

Location: Scarthingwell Lane, Saxton, North Yorkshire LS24 9PH

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

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Listing Text

SE 43 NE
3/22D The Church of the
Immaculate Conception
St John The Worker

Roman Catholic Church, former private chapel to Scarthingwell Hall. 1854, designed
by Atkinson for Lord Hawkes, in the Neo-Norman style. Coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Nave with apsidal chancel. Moulded plinth
and moulded sill band, Lonbard frieze at eaves. Ashlar coped gables with small
square turret surmounting western gable. Apsidal east and has 7 tall round
headed lancets. Nave has 4 tall round headed windows each divided into 2 lights
with quatrefoils. To the south of the western gallery a C20, vestry, and a small
gabled porch. West gable wall has 3 round headed niches, and, a smaller niche
in the Gable. Interior has lavish plaster work decoration with a nibbed plaster
vault in the apse, an ornate, round chancel arch, segment arched plaster vault
over nave with 4 round arches surrounding the windows. Western wooden gallery
supported in 3 arched western arcade reached by small staircase. The gallery
now contains an organ, but it was almost certainly designed as the family pew,
it has a ribbed round arched plaster vault.

Listing NGR: SE4921836868

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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