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Church of All Saints, Weston

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331496

OS Grid Reference: SE1774346624
OS Grid Coordinates: 417743, 446624
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9155, -1.7313

Location: Church Lane, Weston, North Yorkshire LS21 2HP

Locality: Weston
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS21 2HP

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Listing Text

SE 14 NE
10/101 Church of All Saints

Church. Norman origin, addition dated 1686, with early C19 vestry and
repairs to nave and chancel. Coursed gritstone rubble and squared blocks,
with ashlar details and graduated stone slate roof. Nave of 3 bays with
bellcote, a south porch bay 1 and north aisle; chancel of 3 bays with family
pew built against north side of bay 1. Nave: gabled single-storey porch,
8-panelled door in eared architrave with keystone inscribed '1686' and
cornice; gable coping and finial base. Round-arched inner entrance with
paired 3-panel doors. Stepped buttress projects, left. Windows to right of
porch: narrow C12 lancet, 3-light Perpendicular window and 2-light chamfered
mullion window with round-headed lights, Chancel, south side, (set back
from line of nave): bay 1 - a 6-panel door of 2 leaves under a pointed arch
with hoodmould and plaque above inscribed: "THIS CHURCH / was repaired and
amended / AD 1819 / The Nave was done / at the expense of the Parish / The
Chancel / by William Vavasour Esqr / Revd John Carter MA Vicar / John Lenty,
John Mountain, Churchwardens". To left - 2 windows of 2 trefoil-headed
lights. Chancel east window : 3-light geometric tracery; chancel north
wall: chambered window with 2 trefoil-headed lights; similar 3-light window
to family pew; nave north side: chamfered window of 4 round-headed lights.
Nave west end: chamfered window with 3 round-headed lights; to left a plain
square casement lights vestry. A massive stepped buttress between the nave
and north aisle. 3 carved stones built into the chancel north wall are the
remains of an Anglo-Saxon cross. Square double-arched bellcote to ridge.
Interior: round early C19 chancel arch on C12 jambs and double-chamfered
arch to family pew; double-chamfered pointed arches to arcade of north
aisle, the left arch blocked when the vestry was built into the west end of
the north aisle all except chancel arch on octagonal piers with moulded
capitals. The capitals, to the pier arches have raised motifs including the
Tau cross. Tomb of Sir William Stopham (d 1317) in the north wall of the
family pew: a ridged tomb with a cross-hilted sword; tomb of William
Vavasour (d 1587) under an ogee-arched recess in the chancel north wall.
Other memorials and hatchments to the Vavasour and Dawson families are in
the family pew and a fine stone plaque to William Vavasour (d 1820) is on
the chancel south wall. The nave contains a fine C18 3-decker pulpit with
sounding board against the south wall, box-pews, and a font with octagonal
stem and small bowl, the cover having a ball finial. The chancel is
underceiled with a moulded cornice, the nave has plain roof trusses. A
painting at Weston Hall dated 1789 shows the chancel roof lower that that-of
the nave. The alteration was probably made in the 1819 rebuilding, when the
chancel roof was probably raised. Country Life, Nov 13, 1958, p 1116.

Listing NGR: SE1774546624

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Source: English Heritage

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