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Description: Christ Church
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332969
OS Grid Reference: NZ5570510848
OS Grid Coordinates: 455705, 510848
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4899, -1.1416
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GREAT AYTON GUISBOROUGH ROAD
11/41 Christ Church
Parish church, replacing the medieval church on Low Green (qv). 1876-7 by Ross
and Lamb. Snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roofs with
stone copings. Cruciform with aisles and north transept tower; south porch,
west narthex. Decorated style. 4-bay nave with porch in second bay. Ornamen-
tal porch gate with wrought iron panels. Tudor-arched inner door. Nave windows
have varied tracery; low stepped and sloped buttresses between; end angle
buttresses. West narthex (or galilee) has 8 grouped cusped windows with
detached shafts between, paired in centre under steep ornamental gables;
shouldered doorway in south and 2 traceried windows above and a wheel window in
the gable end. North transept tower of 2 tall stages has sloped angle
buttresses and traceried bell openings. Spire, banded in red sandstone, with
lucarnes. Extruded vice whose roof fades into tower. Chancel windows and
buttresses similar to nave; all windows under hoodmoulds with leafy stops.
Interior: 5-bay arcade with alternate round and octagonal piers, carved
capitals and high drum bases. Roll-moulded arches under hoodmoulds. Chancel
arch has multiple rolls and rests on corbels. Walls plastered. Arch-braced
wood barrelled roof, the chancel panelled and painted. Traceried chancel and
Listing NGR: NZ5570310843
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Source: English Heritage
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