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Red House School Chapel, Moor Monkton

Description: Red House School Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 March 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 331650

OS Grid Reference: SE5297857081
OS Grid Coordinates: 452978, 457081
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0070, -1.1931

Location: Moor Monkton, North Yorkshire YO26 8JQ

Locality: Moor Monkton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO26 8JQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site 50m North West of Red House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)

2/8 Red House School Chapel
(formerly listed as 'fled
8.3.52 House School including


Chapel. Early C17, consecrated in 1618. For the Slingsby family. Brick in
English garden wall bond, ashlar quoins and dressings, Welsh slate roof.
Chapel and ante-chapel, rectangular on plan. 2 storeys, open to roof, 3
bays. South facade: quoins to right. 2-light double-chamfered mullion
window to left. First floor: three cinquefoiled 3-light windows in square-
headed frames. Stepped eaves course. West gable end: round-arched door
frame with imposts and keystone, containing original panelled door.
Inscription in brick over reads "Pro termino vitae sic non nobis". East
gable end: large 3-light Perpendicular window possibly inserted from an
earlier building. Interior contains much original carved furniture.
Earliest features include the pulpit, poppyhead bench ends, panelled pews,
screen to ante-chapel with splat balusters, and consoles supporting gallery.
The closed string staircase to the gallery with its bulbous balusters,
elaborately carved newels and carved finials symbolic of the family and
friends of Sir Henry Slingsby originally formed the main staircase of the
Red House. Later C17 altar rail. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The West Riding,
second edition, 1967. Wood G B, The Chapel at Red House, Moor Monkton,
Yorkshire, Country Life, Oct 27 1944.

Listing NGR: SE5297857081

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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