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Description: Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330646
OS Grid Reference: SE4652455525
OS Grid Coordinates: 446524, 455525
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9937, -1.2918
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SE 45 NE KIRK HAMMERTON CHURCH STREET
4/67 Church of St. John the
Church of St. John the Baptist. Cllth and possibly earlier, with
alterations and additions early C13, 1834 and 1890-91 by Mr. H. Fowler of
Durham for E.W. Stanyforth of Kirk Hammerton Hall. Large squared gritstone
blocks, stone slate roof, to earliest part. Coursed gritstone, tile roof to
C19 addition. Aisled 3-bay nave with south-west tower, 2-bay chancel with
north vestry. Anglo-Saxon tower of 2 stages with 2-round-headed-light
belfry windows with colonette. Plain projecting band below window level.
Shallow pyramidal roof. Nave: south aisle, former Anglo-Saxon chancel and
nave, has round-headed doorway with projecting band and imposts. A 2-light
window to first cell and 2 lancet windows to the second cell, with a 3-light
Perpendicular-style east window. The church of 1890-91 is composed of north
aisle with 2-light windows, a 4-light west window to nave, and a 4-light
chancel window all in Perpendicular style. Interior: south arcade has early
C13 columns and shallow pointed arches. The north arcade has 2 octagonal
pillars. The east end of the south aisle (Anglo-Saxon chancel) has early
English sedilia and piscina. The walls and arch-braced roof of the late C19
parts are richly painted. The Society for the Protection of Ancient
Buildings (founded 1877) advised in the restoration. The Anglo-Saxon church
has been extensively described. R. Morris, 'Kirk Hammerton Church: the
Tower and the Fabric', Archaeological Journal 133)(1976) pp 95-103;
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (1967) p 290; H. Speight, Nidderdale,
(1894) p 126; H.M. & J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture (1965), Vol I pp.
Listing NGR: SE4652555524
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