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Church of the Ascension, Whixley

Description: Church of the Ascension

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330654

OS Grid Reference: SE4420458297
OS Grid Coordinates: 444204, 458297
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0188, -1.3268

Location: West Lane, Whixley, North Yorkshire YO26 8AR

Locality: Whixley
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 8AR

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

3/75 Church of The Ascension

15.3.66 II*

Church of the Ascension. Mainly early C14 with some restoration 1862
possibly by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Ashlar with stone and lead roof.
West tower, 3-bay nave with north and south aisles enclosing tower, 2-bay
chancel. West tower of 3 stages with Perpendicular window to belfry,
embattled parapet with crocketted finials and pyramidal roof. North and
south aisles of 4 bays with intersected tracery to two 3-light windows.
South porch has hoodmould with head-stops, the arch has ballflower
decoration. Lower, 2-bay chancel has two 3-light windows similar to aisle.
Door between has hoodmould with head-stops. East window of 5 lights with
cusping and 6-pointed roundel to top. Chancel north side has a round-headed
window at east end. Buttresses to aisles and chancel have offsets and
ridged sloping tops repeated in the window ledges. Ashlar copings with
crocketted finials, gable cross to chancel. Interior: quatrefoil columns
carry north and south arcades under the tower. Double-chamfered arches have
hoodmoulds on head-stops. South aisle has piscina at east end and tomb of
Christopher Tancred (d. 1754) at the west end. Christopher Tancred's tomb
was removed from the chapel at Whixley Hall (q.v.) in 1905.

Listing NGR: SE4420458297

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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