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Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary, Knaresborough

Description: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 330712

OS Grid Reference: SE3465957324
OS Grid Coordinates: 434659, 457324
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0108, -1.4726

Location: 21 Bond End, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9AW

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 9AW

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Listing Text

(south-east side)

6/49 Roman Catholic Church of
Saint Mary (formerly listed
15.5.68 as Church of St Mary
(Roman Catholic))


Church of St Mary. 1831. Coursed squared gritstone, Westmorland slate
roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, central 3 bays slightly projecting and pedimented.
C20 glazed door in addition to right. Ground floor: central single-storey
porch, now blocked to form chapel, flanked by 6-pane sashes with C20 frame
far right. Single-storey projecting bay to left. Round-arched niche with
statue above porch. Other windows are tall sashes with 4 panes, the upper 2
segmental-arched, with projecting sills, first-floor sill band to central 3
bays and first floor lintel band. Eaves cornice, central triangular
pediment with cross in relief. Ashlar coping. Conical ventilator to roof.
Rear: ground-floor windows blocked, first-floor windows as front.
Interior: C20 redecoration and fittings. 2 cast-iron columns with acanthus
capitals support balcony at west end. Ceiling divided into 8 panels with
egg-and-dart mouldings. Large roundel with fan motif to centre panel and
roundels with flower and leaf motifs to outer panels. Organ built 1860 and
installed 1961. The building was designed to look like a private house,
shortly after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. The foundations are
said to have come from the ruins of St Hilda's Chapel, Rudfarlington, but no
early stonework was visible at resurvey. Anon, Handbook of Knaresborough,
(c1889-1900) p 31. H Speight, Nidderdale, (1906) p 48.

Listing NGR: SE3465957324

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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