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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327328
OS Grid Reference: SE9429182127
OS Grid Coordinates: 494291, 482127
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2262, -0.5552
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SE 9380 BROMPTON-BY-SAWDON CHURCH LANE
13/9 Church of All Saints
Church. C14 west tower and nave; C15 arcade, south aisle and chancel; south
porch of 1895 in memory of Sir George Cayley. Dressed sandstone with slate
roof. West tower; 3-bay aisled nave; south porch; chancel and north chapel.
The 3-stage tower has diagonal off-set buttresses and a north-east vice.
Single light to lowest stage of west face, and single square-headed lights
to the second stage. Bell-openings are paired ogee-arched lights beneath
pointed stopped hood-moulds. Octagonal broach spire with lucarnes and
weather-vane. Embattled gabled porch has diagonal buttresses and 2-centred
arched opening beneath pointed hood-mould. Fine C14 studded and traceried
south door. Nave: 3-light Perpendicular windows. Buttressed north wall
incorporates portions of C13 masonry and a pointed doorway with imposts, one
with foliate moulding. 3 square-headed 2-light windows. Chancel: 3-light
Perpendicular windows to south; 2-light windows with renewed tracery to
north. Rebuilt east window of 3 lights. To the north of the window a C13
standing figure and a C14 seated figure have been reset in the masonry. The
north and south aisles and north chapel have embattled parapets; the parapet
to the nave south side and the chancel is plain. Coped east gable and gable
cross. Interior:.on the ground stage of the tower, springers for an
uncompleted vault survive. Narrow, pointed tower arch. Nave and chancel
arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal piers with plain
capitals. Pointed chancel arch on half-octagonal responds. At the east end
of the south aisle two C12 scalloped capitals have been set into the wall.
Well-preserved painted organ case and gallery of 1893 by Temple Moore. C13
circular font with traces of cable moulding on a cylindrical pedestal.
Monuments. North aisle: a tablet dated 1580 to James Westrop; a wall brass
to Elizabeth Cayley, d1688. South aisle: wall monument to various members
of the Sawdon family who died between 1782 and 1820, by C Fisher of York;
wall tablet to Ann Harland, d1844, by Matthew Noble. Chancel south wall:
elaborate wall monument in high relief with broken pedimented surround and
Latin inscription to Sir William Cayley, d1681; bust to Elizabeth Sarah
Cayley, d1805, by Chambers of Scarborough. Stained glass: a window in the
south wall of the chancel, of 1885, which is a precise rendering of
Raphael's "Sermon of St Paul at Athens" from the Sistine Cartoons. William
Wordsworth was married in this church to Mary Hutchinson, on 4 October 1802.
N Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Yorkshire, The North Riding, 1966; p89.
Listing NGR: SE9429282129
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