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Church of the Holy Cross, Gilling East

Description: Church of the Holy Cross

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 329594

OS Grid Reference: SE6160076902
OS Grid Coordinates: 461600, 476902
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1842, -1.0576

Location: Church Lane, Gilling East, North Yorkshire YO62 4JQ

Locality: Gilling East
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 4JQ

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Listing Text

SE 67 NW (south side)

6/35 Church of the Holy Cross



Church. Arcade of c1200, early C14 chancel, C14 south arcade, late C15
tower, C19 organ chamber and restoration. Sandstone rubble and ashlar,
Westmorland slate roof. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with north porch, 3-
bay chancel with organ chamber to north. 2-stage -tower with stepped
diagonal buttresses. West window of 4 stepped round-headed transomed lights
beneath pointed hoodmould. Belfry openings of 3 round-headed lights under
elliptical arch to each face. Embattled parapet with pinnacles. North
aisle: C19 windows in Geometrical and Decorated style. North porch: pointed
doorway beneath divided overlight flanked by pilasters carrying concave-
moulded capitals and banded pediment. South aisle: pointed doorway of 2
chamfered orders in 2nd bay. Flat-headed 2-light cusped ogee windows, that
to west being C19. Chancel: to north and organ chamber with 2-light east
window in Decorated style. To south: basket-arched priest's door beneath
Tudor-arched window of 4 stepped round-headed lights. 3-light reticulated
window to left, and 2-light Decorated window to right. East end: C19 3-
light window with reticulated tracery. Interior: arcades on slender I
cylindrical piers with square abaci and pointed arches of 2 orders, those to
north chamfered, those to south plain. South aisle contains C14 ogee-arched
tomb recess with elaborate crockets and sub-cusping. Also in south aisle
east end stone effigies to Sir Nicholas Fairfax, died 1572, and his 2 wives.
At west end, tomb to Sir Thomas Fairfax, died 1828, and his wife: white
marble figure of Piety reclining over 2 urns. 2 deeply incised floriate
cross grave slabs near this tomb. Anon "The Church of the Holy Cross,
Gilling East" n.d. (Church Guide). Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: The North
Riding". 1966.

Listing NGR: SE6160076902

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Source: English Heritage

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