Description: Church of Saint Hilda
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 329569
OS Grid Reference: SE5829578644
OS Grid Coordinates: 458295, 478644
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2002, -1.1079
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AMPLEFORTH STATION ROAD
SE 57 NE (west side)
5/10 Church of Saint Hilda
Church. 1868 by T.H. and F. Healey incorporating C12 to C14 features from
former church on same site. Hammer dressed limestone with ashlar dressings,
Welsh slate roof. Victorian Gothic style. West tower, 4-bay nave with
north aisle and south porch, 2-bay chancel. Tower: plinth, 2-light trefoil-
headed window to west, twin round-headed belfry windows to each face.
Embattled parapet with pinnacles. North aisle incorporates re-sited C12
round-arched doorway of 2 orders, one with beakheads. Hoodmould has crude
carvings, some representing signs of the zodiac. South porch contains C12
round-arched door of 2 roll-moulded orders carried on shafts with foliate
capitals. Hoodmould with foliate decoration and headstops. Nave and
chancel windows in early English and Geometric style. East end: 3-light
window in Geometric style with 2-light trefoil-headed window to north aisle.
Interior: C12 circular font, fluted above central band, on chamfered base.
Tower contains early C14 stone effigy of bearded man with a woman peering
over his left shoulder. Defaced inscription "Willelmus de .'......." to
right edge of monument. C14 incised tomb slab with cross and chalice in
north aisle. Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: the North Riding" 1966.
Listing NGR: SE5829578644
Source: English Heritage
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