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Description: Church of St Agatha
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332928
OS Grid Reference: NZ5778208686
OS Grid Coordinates: 457782, 508686
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4703, -1.1099
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7/3 Church of St Agatha
Church, built as private chapel, incorporating mausoleum. 1881 by J Fowler for
the Emerson family. Snecked sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings; tiled
roofs; timber tower top with iron crest. Early English style; small scale.
West tower; continuous nave and chancel with dividing buttress; octagonal
mausoleum at east end; north vestry. Multi-moulded pointed-arched west doorway
in tower, under hoodmould with carved stops. Timber bell stage above, and
shingled broach spire with iron crown and vane. Lancet windows, tinder hood-
moulds, to nave and chancel. Narrow linking bays from chancel to mausoleum hold
north door and south memorial cross to Anne Amerson, d.1880, in a cusped gabled
niche. Mausoleum has pointed blank arcading with foliate capitals; and pointed
roof. Interior: 2-bay nave and raised l-bay chancel. Braced collar-beam roof
with ashlaring at eaves. Internal stair to small west gallery. Arcaded stone
reredos and carved stone pulpit. Good stained glass: figures of saints,
prophets, apostles and angels by Powell Bros of Leeds. Mausoleum not accessible
at time of survey but said to have shelves for coffins inside.
Pevsner: Yorkshire, the North Riding
Listing NGR: NZ5778208686
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Source: English Heritage
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