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Church of St John the Baptist, Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326425

OS Grid Reference: SE5060841071
OS Grid Coordinates: 450608, 441071
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8634, -1.2319

Location: Kirkby Wharfe, North Yorkshire LS24 9DD

Locality: Kirkby Wharfe with North Milford
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9DD

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman villa, 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 54 SW NORTH MILFORD (north side)
4/41 Church of St John The
Church. Late C12, with C13 and C14 additions and alterations, and extensive
rebuilding to exterior of 1860 for Lord Londesborough. Magnesian limestone
and sandstone with Welsh slate roof. 2-stage west tower, 3-bay aisled nave
with south porch, 2-bay chancel with north chapel. Tower: plinth, angle
buttresses and offsets, south-west stair turret. Lancet windows, second
stage has twin bell openings with Perpendicular tracery to heads. Gargoyles
to angles. Battlements. South porch has pointed arch with hollow moulding.
Within a studded door with decorative panels in a double-chamfered, round-
arched opening with single order of nookshafts with waterleaf capitals under
hood-mould. Aisles: offset buttresses. South aisle has 3-light windows one
with reticulated tracery the other with curvilinear tracery. Cusped lancets
to ends. Corbel table. Aisle to north has 2-light windows with geometrical
and reticulated tracery, west end has 3-light window with reticulated
tracery to head. Chancel: south side, end buttresses with offsets. Tudor-
arched priest's door. Two 2-light windows with Y-tracery. 3-light
straight-headed Perpendicular window. North chapel: 3-trefoiled-light,
straight-headed window, similar 4-light window to east end, battlements.
East end has 3-light window with reticulated tracery a C19 insertion.
Interior. Double-chamfered pointed tower arch with imposts. Nave has
cylindrical piers with moulded capitals and pointed arcade. Triple-
chamfered, pointed chancel arch with imposts. North chapel has double-
chamfered pointed arcade in octagonal pier. C16 pierced screen. Norman tub
font. Monuments: early C19 Italian carved marble tablet of the Adoration of
the Magi. Fragments of several pre-Conquest crosses. Fragments of C15 and
C16 stained glass.

Listing NGR: SE5060841071

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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