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Church of St Peter, Kirk Smeaton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 326501

OS Grid Reference: SE5201116638
OS Grid Coordinates: 452011, 416638
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6437, -1.2147

Location: 2 Water Lane, Kirk Smeaton, North Yorkshire WF8 3JY

Locality: Kirk Smeaton
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: WF8 3JY

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Listing Text


(north side)



- II*

Church. C12, C13, C14 and C15, heavily restored in 1864. Magnesian
limestone with Welsh slate roof. 2 stage west tower with north boiler room,
3-bay nave with south porch and north aisle, single bay chancel with north
chapel and vestry. Tower has diagonal buttresses with off-sets to first
stage; chamfered plinth; to west side a 2-light window with re-cut Y-tracery
within chamfered surround, further 2-light window with reticulated-type.
tracery to head within double-chamfered surround . Chamfered band, pointed
2-light bell opening with hoodmould to each side. Moulded string course
with gargoyles. Battlements with crocketted finials. Boiler room has recut
window with Y-tracery, and pointed-arched opening. Nave, south side
entrance to second bay,a pointed-arched opening with plank door, traceried
overlight and hoodmould, all C19. Within, a pointed-arched opening with
double-chamfered, ovolo-moulded surround and early C15 studded plank door.
2-light, round-arched window with reticulated-type tracery and 3-light,
pointed reticulated-type window flanking the porch. North aisle has mainly
2-light windows with reticulated-type tracery and one with authentic
reticulated tracery to head. Chancel; angle buttresses, priest's door to
south side has plank door with pointed arch. Two-light window, a C19
insertion. Ashlar copings to nave and chancel east gables. Interior.
Tower arch, restored, has cylindrical responds with plain capitals and
double-chamfered pointed arch. Nave has 3-bay north arcade, 2 bays have
clustered columns with moulded capitals and bases and double-chamfered,
ovolo-moulded pointed arches, the third bay has a lower, pointed double-
chamfered arch. Late Norman chancel arch, heightened in C13, has group of 3 -
shafts with moulded capitals with foliage and strapwork and pointed arch
with zigzag moulding. C19 double-chamfered arch to chapel. Chancel has
Decorated triple sedilia with ogee gables, pinnacles and bossy foliage.
Norman tub font decorated with intersecting arches on cylindrical shaft.
Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The West Riding, 1.979, p293.

Listing NGR: SE5201116638

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Source: English Heritage

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