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Church of All Saints, Kirby Hill

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331263

OS Grid Reference: SE3932268598
OS Grid Coordinates: 439322, 468598
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1118, -1.4000

Location: Church Lane, Kirby Hill, North Yorkshire YO51 9DS

Locality: Kirby Hill
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO51 9DS

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Listing Text


(north side)

3/24 Church of All Saints

- I

Church. Probably C10 origins reusing earlier materials, c1170 and C13 with
C15 alterations and restoration 1870 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Coursed
gritstone, squared and coursed rubble. Stone slate roof to nave and
probably chancel (not visible), grey slate roof to spire, red tiles to north
aisle and chapel. West tower, 2-bay nave with south porch, taller north
aisle and chapel, lower 2-bay chancel. Tower: 3 stages, upper part rebuilt
1870. A stone with Roman inscription used as a quoin in lower south-west
corner; 2-light plate-tracery west window; paired lancets to belfry stage,
corbel table with gargoyle on west side; coped parapet; squat pyramidal
spire with weather cock. Nave: south window of 3 trefoil-headed lights, the
head on the right-hand light restored. South porch: 1870. Pointed archway
and 2 side lights; walling includes 6 worked stones, one of them Saxon;
inner chamfered round-arched doorway, probably C12, within an earlier
opening of which the eastern impost and 4 lowest voussoirs of an outer order
are visible externally, partially renewed board door with possibly C12
C-shaped hinges with central strap and trident finials. Chancel: blocked 4-
centred arched doorway, 2-light trefoil-headed window to right; rectangular
chamfered openings to left and right. Chancel east window: C15, of
3 cinquefoil-headed lights under a 3-centred arch. North aisle and chapel:
1870 with 2-and 3-light windows in Decorated style. Interior: nave: narrow
round tower arch with chamfered imposts. Substantial remains of C10 doorway
and carved stones in south wall. North wall similar in character; north
arcade of 2 single-stepped round arches with central round pier and engaged
semi-octagonal shafts, scalloped capitals and traces of painted decoration
on voussoirs. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch of 1870 copying similar
C13 original arch to north aisle from chancel. A squint between the north
chapel and the chancel. Cylindrical font, probably Cll reworked C14, with
C18 polygonal cover. Fragments of Anglian and Danish carved stones in the
tower. Late C15 bench ends with poppy-heads, and 1870 replacements, the
bequest of Lady Jean Warde of Givendale, 1473. N Pevsner, Buildings of
England: Yorkshire North Riding, 1966, p210. H Stapleton, The Church of All
Saints, Kirby on the Moor, otherwise Kirby Hill, 1923. H M Taylor and Joan
Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 1965, Vol I, p354-65.

Listing NGR: SE3932068597

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Source: English Heritage

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