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Church of St Wilfrid, South Stainley with Cayton

Description: Church of St Wilfrid

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331626

OS Grid Reference: SE3068363181
OS Grid Coordinates: 430683, 463181
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0637, -1.5327

Location: Church Lane, South Stainley, North Yorkshire HG3 3NE

Locality: South Stainley with Cayton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3NE

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Listing Text

SE 36 SW (east side)
South Stainley
2/119 Church of St Wilfrid


Church of St Wilfrid. 1845 probably by John Oates ofHarrogate. Magnesian
limestone; steeply-pitched blue slate roof. 4-bay nave with west bellcote,
south porch to bay 1 and a 3-bay chancel. with north vestry. In an Early
English style. Plinth. The porch has a roll-moulded pointed arch and
attached columns plus hoodmould; the steeply-pitched roof has a coping with
an ornate cross finial. 3 paired lancet windows to the nave, divided by
buttresses; a roll-moulded string course at window sill level is carried
around the building. The chancel has a central chamfered pointed-arched
doorway flanked by lancet windows and buttresses. Gable copings to nave and
chancel. A 3-light east window, the central light taller with a stepped
hoodmould. North side: lancet windows as south side; west end: 2 lancet
windows divided by a deep stepped buttress terminating in a corbel
supporting the bellcote composed of 4 shouldered arches containing 2 bells,
with spire and weather-vane. Interior: moulded stone corbels support large
roof timbers in cruck-style construction; the chancel arch is suitably tall
and narrow. The church cost £800 to rebuild, the stone coming from quarries
on the nearby Stainley Gill. The Rev J B Wayte was the vicar and a few
carved stones from the earlier church remain.

Listing NGR: SE3068363181

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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