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Church of Saint John the Baptist, Cayton

Description: Church of Saint John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327032

OS Grid Reference: TA0566083330
OS Grid Coordinates: 505660, 483330
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2348, -0.3804

Location: Church Lane, Cayton, North Yorkshire YO11 3RR

Locality: Cayton
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO11 3RR

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Listing Text

the entry for

TA 08 SE
5/1 (east side)
Church of St John the
Shall be amended to

5/2 (east side)
Church of St John the Baptist


TA 08 SE (east side)
Church of Saint John the
18.1.67 Baptist


Church. C12 nave and chancel; C15 tower and north chapel; restored in C19.
Coursed sandstone, on plinth, with slate roof. West tower; 2-bay nave and
north aisle; south porch; chancel with north chapel and vestry. 3-stage,
embattled tower with pinnacles and diagonal buttresses with offsets. 2-
light, flat-topped bell openings to upper stage; similar opening to lowest
stage to west; slit opening to south to light tower staircase. Round-
arched, gabled porch contains a fine C12 doorway of three orders, enriched
with chevron moulding, on shafts with scalloped capitals. All windows are
C19 restorations, most 2-light with Geometrical tracery. East window of 3-
lights, reticulated tracery under pointed, corbelled hoodmould. In the
south wall of the chancel is an arched tomb niche. Interior: C12 arcade of
slightly pointed arches on cylindrical pier and responds, with cushion
capitals and square abaci. C15 double-chamfered chancel arch on half-
octagonal responds. Trefoil-headed piscina in south wall of chancel.
Timber door and doorframe to tower dated 1678. C12 tub font on C19 base.
Monuments: slab on chancel floor with brass inscription to Robert Bard,
d1452. Early C18 slab with armorial bearing, to John (d1702) and Barbara
(d1705) Bielby. Marble wall cartouche with acanthus leaves, scrolls and
crest, to Susannah Bielby, c1715. C18 charity board recording bequesL oF
Elisha Trott.

Listing NGR: TA0566183330

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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