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Church of St Paul, Hensall

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326475

OS Grid Reference: SE5829322596
OS Grid Coordinates: 458293, 422596
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6966, -1.1186

Location: Church Lane, Hensall, North Yorkshire DN14 0QQ

Locality: Hensall
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN14 0QQ

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Listing Text

SE 52 SE
(west side)
3/2 Church of St Paul
Church. 1854 with later alterations. Architect: William Butterfield;
patron: 7th Viscount Downe; builder: Charles Ward of Lincoln. Pinkish-red
brick in English bond with ashlar dressings and grey slate roof. 4-bay
aisled nave incorporating south-west porch and 3-stage north-west bell
tower, 2-bay chancel with single-bay south chapel and 2-bay north vestry.
Aesthetic Functionalism. Nave. Entrance to south porch a pointed,
chamfered archway under hoodmould; within a pointed plank door in double-
chamfered surround. Further entrance to north at base of tower, a plank
door within pointed surround under pointed ashlar arch. Tower has gabled
stair turret to west side and has slit windows; to narrower third stage are
twin-light bell openings with Geometrical-type tracery. Cogged eaves band,
pyramidal roof. 4-light pointed west window with intersecting tracery.
Aisles have triple-stepped cusped lancet windows within ashlar surrounds.
South aisle has stepped external chimney to third bay which has been
lowered. Chancel: south side and north vestry have 2-light mullion casement
windows. East end of vestry has 2-light Geometrical-type window. East
window of 3 lights with Geometrical-type tracery to head within pointed
ashlar surround. Sweeping roofline in 2 levels. Interior retains most
original features but is of plain design. Nave has pointed arcade on
cylindrical piers with moulded capitals and bases. Double-chamfered pointed
chancel arch on corbelled soffit moulding. Pointed piscina. Floor tiles by
Minton. Contemporary pews; painted screen to south chapel; organ; octagonal
pulpit; octagonal font. Mosaic reredos, restored in 1970. Some windows
have stained glass. Conceived as a group with The Red House (qv) and
Hensall Primary School (qv) and with similar groups at Cowick and
Pollington. N Pevsner, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 261-262. H S
Papworth, The Parish Church of Hensall (dissertation). P Thompson, William
Butterfield, 1971, pp 217 and 430.

Listing NGR: SE5829322596

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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