Description: Church of St Stephen
Date Listed: 6 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 327705
OS Grid Reference: NZ9416205940
OS Grid Coordinates: 494162, 505940
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4402, -0.5496
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FYLINGDALES CHURCH LANE
16/52 (east side)
- Church of St Stephen
Former Parish Church. 1821 rebuilding on medieval site. Course
herringbone-tooled sandstone with ashlar dressings. Purple slate roof.
Single-cell preaching box with small sanctuary; South porch and north vestry are
early additions. Gothick style. Open-pedimented porch has segment-arched
entrance with rusticated voussoirs. Sundial above has dates 1736, 1864 and 1919
with various initials. Wood side benches; and wide 6-panel double door with
interlaced fanlight; keystone largely concealed by barrel vault of porch. 5-bay
nave has pointed-arched windows, with glazing bars and interlaced heads, in
architraves with imposts. All rest on a cill band except for shorter window
above door. Small square-headed door in south chancel wall; east window similar
and flanked by big stepped diagonal buttresses. North nave wall has 3 short
windows, similar to that above door, lighting the gallery. West windows similar
to east. Vestry has 15-pane fixed light with 2 opening panes. OSBM on
south-eash corner of nave. West bell-cupola had only its damaged wood frame
remaining at time of survey. Interior: Complete late Georgian fittings.
Panelled gallery, around north and west sides, rests on Roman Doric columns.
Lateral south pulpit has sounding board and stairs with turned balusters and
ramped handrail. Complete box pews, including one named for the Farsyde family
with coat of arms. Various memorial tablets to the Farsyde family. Small early
C18 font with low, cornical open cover.
Listing NGR: NZ9416105939
Source: English Heritage
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