Description: Roman Catholic Chapel of St Leonard
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326442
OS Grid Reference: SE4492139795
OS Grid Coordinates: 444921, 439795
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8525, -1.3186
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STUTTON WITH HAZLEWOOD HAZLEWOOD CASTLE ESTATE
SE 43 NW
6/57 Roman Catholic Chapel of
Roman Catholic Chapel. Founded 1167 by Sir Walter Vavasour, but present
building c1283-5 for Sir William Vavasour with later additions and
alterations including bellcote dated 1680 and mid-C18 refurbishing of
interior probably by John Carr. Dressed magnesian limestone with grey slate
roof. Continuous 4-bay nave and chancel with west bellcote, south porch and
south vestry. Plinth. Quoins. Offset buttresses to bays and angles.
Entrance to south porch a chamfered pointed arch under hood-mould surmounted
by figure of Saint Leonard. Traceried plank door. Within a double-
chamfered, pointed-arched opening with probable C15 traceried and studded
door with later grill inserted. Priest's door to chancel, now blocked,
within chamfered surround. Similar blocked door to north side under hood-
mould. 2-light windows with Y-tracery and to west end. Blocked east window
under hood-mould. South side shows evidence of earlier windows in straight-
headed surrounds. Stepped eaves course. Ashlar coping. Twin bellcote to
west end. Eroded cross to apex at east end. Interior: colour-washed walls.
Dentil and modillion cornice. Coved ceiling. East end has pairs of
Corinthian columns on carved plinths supporting frieze and broken segmental
pediment with dentil and modillion cornice. To west end a gallery on Roman
Doric columns with frieze with triglyphs and vase-on-upturned-vase
balustrade. Trefoil-headed piscina. Trefoil-headed niche. C15 stone alms
box which has iron doors and hasps carved with pairs of bearded heads.
Trefoil-headed stoup. Carved niche for bell. Monuments. 2 early C14 tomb
recesses with effigies of knights, one rather damaged, to Sir William
Vavasour d1313 and his son, Sir Walter Vavasour, d1315-16. Further Tudor-
arched recess. Large wall monument to Sir Thomas Vavasour, d1632, and his
wife Ursula d1649 and their 9 children retains decapitated kneeling figures
of children but large kneeling figures are reputedly of John Vavasour d1609
and his wife Eleanor. Baroque monument to Sir Walter d1731 and Dame Jane
with 5 disarranged figures. Medieval tomb stones with incised crosses in
nave and porch. Slab with death's head to John Price d1738. Pevsner N,
Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 256-7; Longley K, Hazlewood Chapel, A
History and Guide; Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 1985, Vol 13, pp 537-
554; Country Life, 26 December 1957, pp 1426-9; Calendar of Patent Rolls
1281-1290, p 237, 14 Edward I, Membrane 14, 29 April 1286 - Westminster.
Listing NGR: SE4492139795
Source: English Heritage
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