Church of All Saints, Heslerton
Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 329356
OS Grid Reference: SE9113575844
OS Grid Coordinates: 491135, 475844
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1703, -0.6055
Location: Church Street, Heslerton, North Yorkshire YO17 8RA
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HESLERTON WEST HESLERTON VILLAGE
SE 97 NW
5/17 Church of All Saints
Church. C13 chancel, partly rebuilt in 1859. Restoration of 1886 by
C.Hodgson Fowler. Tooled sandstone with sandstone ashlar dressings and
slate roofs. West bellcote; 3-bay nave and north aisle; chancel and vestry.
Square-headed west door with tall foiled lancet above. Trefoil-headed
window to north aisle. All openings are hollow-chamfered, with hoodmoulds.
Twin-arched gabled bellcote with gable cross. North and south sides have
2 square-headed 2-light windows with hoodmoulds, with reticulated tracery on
south side and trefoil-headed lights on north side. Chancel south side
contains 3 lancets, 2 original, the westernmost inserted. Wall tablet to
Christopher Wood (d 1826) and his wife and son, by Monkman of Malton. North
side has 2 original lancets to east of gabled vestry. Shouldered north door
and east lancet to vestry. Rebuilt east window of 3 stepped lancets beneath
2-centred hoodmould. Gable cross.
Interior: north arcade of pointed chamfered arches on octagonal columns.
All window openings have been widened and deeply splayed beneath chamfered
segmental arches. Original quoined doorway, now blocked, in chancel north
wall. Vestry, originally external, side is chamfered with a pointed arch
beneath a chamfered hoodmould with a decayed stop to west. In chancel, late
C13 - early C14 segment-arched Easter Sepulchre with filleted roll moulding,
beneath crocketed, gabled canopy with crocket finial. Gable tympanum
contains crudely carved Coronation of the Virgin enclosed in quatrefoil
moulding, between spandrels carved with foliage. Below is a tomb with
carved panelled sides of paired, pointed lights, beneath band of
quatrefoils. Piscina beneath restored pointed arch in chancel south wall.
Plain octagonal font on quatrefoil pedestal, donated by Viscount Downe and
probably by W.Butterfield. Monuments: 3 late C17 grave slabs in the
sanctuary to members of the Barnard family. On nave south wall, a tall wall
tablet with fulsome memorial to Sir Christopher Sykes of Sledmere, the noted
agriculturalist (d 1805), erected by his daughter and carved by W Plows of
York. Fittings: C19 brass chandelier in chancel.
Listing NGR: SE9113575844
Source: English Heritage
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