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Church of St Hilda, Egton

Description: Church of St Hilda

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 327485

OS Grid Reference: NZ8095105811
OS Grid Coordinates: 480951, 505811
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4413, -0.7533

Location: Egton, North Yorkshire YO21 1TX

Locality: Egton
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO21 1TX

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Listing Text

(east side)
16/15 Church of St. Hilda
Church. 1878-79. Architect E H Smales, at the expense of the Foster
family. Tooled sandstone on chamfered plinth; sandstone ashlar
dressings, and stone slate roof. South-west tower; 5-bay aisled nave;
chancel, organ chamber and vestry. The combination of Neo-Norman and
Perpendicular styles reflects the form of the earlier church originally
located elsewhere in the parish.
Tower: 3 stages with offset angle buttresses and stair turret to south
west. Trefoil-headed opening to south, with double doors and decorative
ironwork. Nave south door recessed beneath round arch with chevron and
roll mouldings, on attached shafts with waterleaf capitals. Second stage
south and east faces have arcades of blind round arches, with clock faces
above. Paired louvred bell openings, recessed in moulded round arches on
shafts with scalloped capitals, to all faces. Lombard frieze beneath
saddleback roof with pierced roundels in gable ends, and cresting. Half-
octagonal stair turret has chamfered rounded lights and hipped roof
beneath belfry. West end: buttressed nave gable wall flanked by angle-
buttressed aisle ends. Stepped 3-light west window with single light
above. Each light recessed in chevron-moulded round arch on shafts with
waterleaf capitals and continuous rolled hoodmoulds. Three cruciform
slits in gable apex. Single unmoulded round-headed windows in aisle ends
above continuous sillmould running right across west end. Coped pent
roofs to aisles. Nave, north and south sides: round-headed windows in
double-chamfered openings beneath semicircular hoodmoulds, separated by
offset buttresses. Chancel: pointed priest's door with hoodmould on south
side, to east of square-headed window of two cusped lights with flat
hoodmould. Similar window further east. On north side, buttressed twin
crossgables project, each with square-headed window of paired lancets over
dropped sillmould. Eastern crossgable contains quatrefoil light in
circular surround with semicircular hoodmould. Vestry stack rises from
base of chancel roof. East end: east window of three cusped lights
beneath shallow 2-centred arch and hoodmould. Continuous sillmould.
Glazed quatrefoil in circular architrave in gable end, beneath continuous
rounded hoodmould. Three cruciform slits above. Carved Foster arms over
lintel of basement boiler-room door. All gables coped; gable crosses at
east end, nave and tower. Finials to chancel crossgables.
Interior. In tower porch 1901 clock commemorating Queen Victoria, given
by Abraham Foster. North and south arcades of stepped round arches on
cylindrical piers with high plinths, beneath continuous hoodmould.
2-centred chancel arch of two orders on attached shafts with annulets and
foliate capitals. Fine reredos of Caen stone and alabaster with relief
carvings and traceried panels. Octagonal piscina carved with fleurs-de-
lys in cusped and crocketed niche. Elaborate font of Caen stone on marble
shafts. Marble cartouche World War I memorial tablet on north aisle wall,
carved with foliage, scrolls and angel heads. Baluster Arms Box made from
oak from H.M.S.Victory, presented to the church in 1928. Carved Royal
Arms over south door. Hammerbeam roof with embattled, moulded ties and
traceried spandrels.

Listing NGR: NZ8095105811

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Source: English Heritage

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