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Church of St Lawrence, Kirby Sigston

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 332446

OS Grid Reference: SE4166194668
OS Grid Coordinates: 441661, 494668
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3459, -1.3606

Location: Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire DL6 3RD

Locality: Kirby Sigston
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL6 3RD

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Listing Text

SE 49 sw
(east side, off)
4/14 Church of St Lawrence
- I
Church. C12 nave, C13 chancel and north aisle, C18 tower, restoration and
south porch added in 1893. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, graduated stone
slate roof. Plan: west tower, 3-bay nave with south porch and north aisle
and 3-bay chancel. Tower: 3 stages; plinth, bands between stages, plain
rectangular belfry windows with latticed openings, eaves band, embattled
parapet with obelisk pinnacles to each corner. Gabled south porch:
chamfered pointed arch, stone coping; inner south door flat headed with C17
board door. Nave: to left a clasping pilaster buttress, to right an offset
setback buttress. Left-hand bay has thin C13 lancet, to right is south
porch, to its right are two C19 two-light pointed arched cusped windows with
hoodmoulds. North aisle: offset angle buttresses to each end. To left-hand
side a 3-light C19 window. Pointed 2-light west window. Chancel: south
side; between bays offset angle buttresses. To left a small pointed arched
opening. Central bay has similar opening, but reuses Norman round arch for
head. Right-hand bay has a 2-light C17 flat-headed mullion window; 2
right-hand bays have continuous sill band. Moulded cornice. Plain parapet,
gable cross. C19 east window: Perpendicular in style, 3 lights, pointed
arch with hoodmould; to each side can be seen remains of C13 lancets. Below
it is a small offset angle buttress. To north side of chancel is a blocked
2-bay arcade with octagonal columns and chamfered pointed arches. Capitals
decorated with salamanders. Interior: 4-bay north arcade, 3 east bays have
round columns, waterleaf capitals, round arches moulded with dogtooth
decoration, that to west is smaller with a pointed arch. Similar chancel
arch. 2-bay blocked north chancel arcade as described on the outside but
interior has a hoodmould, the central stop has a head, those to each end
have squatting griffins. Font: dated 1662, set on a fluted octagonal
plinth, round moulded shaft, octagonal bowl with date and geometrical and
flower patterns. Good baroque wall tablet to Thomas Lascelles, 1728,
cartouche with putti heads, a skull, convex inscription plate. Effigy of a
lady, early C14.

Listing NGR: SE4165494666

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Source: English Heritage

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