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Church of All Saints, Foston

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329511

OS Grid Reference: SE6990865170
OS Grid Coordinates: 469908, 465170
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0777, -0.9330

Location: Foston, North Yorkshire YO60 7QG

Locality: Foston
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7QG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Foston Medieval Settlement and Moated Monastic Grange, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


(North side)

3/21 Church of All Saints

Church. C12 with C15 alterations and 1911 restoration and extension.
Limestone, sandstone and gritstone rubble and ashlar, stone slate and plain
tile roof. 4-bay nave with south porch and north aisle, 2-bay chancel with
vestry to north. To west, a 2-light square-headed window of 1427 beneath
blocked arch of earlier window. Bellcote of 1911. Fragments of C13
floriate cross grave slab built into wall. Nave: C19 2-light windows
flanking 1911 timber-framed porch which contains C12 door of 2 moulded
orders with richly carved medallion hoodmould resting on beakheads, the
whole carried by detached shafts, that to left fluted, with scalloped
capitals and square abaci. Medallions represent (from left to right) a
beasts, two beasts affronted, a tumbler, David with harp, George and the
Dragon. Agnus Dei facing an angel, the Last Supper, unidentified scene with
2 adult figures, a child and an ape, Sagittarius, the Caladrius, two
wrestlers and a beast. Chancel: priests' door and lancet to south. East
window of 1911 in Decorated style. Interior contains C12 circular font on
pillar and C12 pillar piscina with small square fluted bowl on cable-moulded
necking set on octagonal stem with chevron ornamentation. 2 C12 acoustic
pots set into chancel walls. Bronze memorial to Sydney Smith, rector
Pevsner N "Yorkshire: the North Riding" 1966.
Walker J.W "Foston Church" in Journal of the British Archaeological
association, NS Vol 35, 1929.

Listing NGR: SE6990865170

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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