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Church of St Hilda, Sneaton

Description: Church of St Hilda

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 327640

OS Grid Reference: NZ8940007870
OS Grid Coordinates: 489400, 507870
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4584, -0.6224

Location: Beacon Way, Snainton, North Yorkshire YO22 5HS

Locality: Sneaton
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 5HS

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Listing Text

NZ 80 NE
4/161 Church of St.Hilda
Church. 1823-25, altered probably c.1910. By Will Hurst for James Wilson
of Sneaton Castle. Herringbone-tooled sandstone on chamfered herringbone-
tooled plinth; sandstone ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with stone-flagged
roof on tower. West tower; 4-bay nave and south porch; chancel. 2-stage
tower, with shouldered angle buttresses, has chamfered slit lights in lower
stage. Upper stage, over triple-chamfered band, has 2-light windows
beneath pointed hood-moulds and uncarved lozenge panels. Moulded project-
ing eaves. Belfry is set-back octagonal lantern with louvred lancets
beneath lucarnes. Squat octagonal spire and wrought iron cross. Gabled
porch, with diagonal buttresses rising to crocketed pinnacles, contains
pointed-arched opening. Panel carved in relief with the Wilson arms over
opening. Carved rectangular panel set in nave wall over porch reads:
Nave windows are of 3 lights with partly-renewed tracery and pointed hood-
moulds. Nave is buttressed and has raised eaves band. Nave north side
repeats south, without doorway. Chancel contains cruciform opening on each
side and angle buttresses to east, that to south-east pinnacled. East end
has 3-light window beneath pointed hoodmould and roll-moulded gable. Win-
dows throughout are Perpendicular style.
Interior. Narrow, pointed, chamfered tower arch. Stilted, pointed chancel
arch with timber screen. Square font, restored 1845, of which only the
angle shafts with scalloped capitals are unrestored. Cartouche of the
Wilson arms in the tower. 1824 hatchment over door. Monuments. On nave
south wall, tablet to James Wilson (d.1830) by H.Hopper: Perpendicular
style tracery and niches with crocketed canopies. On chancel north wall,
dated monument to members of the Chapman family, by T.Bedford of London,
1836: weeping figure in low relief, draped over an urn. Stained glass.
East window of 1927 by Kemp and Tower. Church occupies a prominant hilltop
site, dominating the surrounding countryside.

Listing NGR: NZ8940007870

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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