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Church of St Augustine, Kirkby

Description: Church of St Augustine

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333209

OS Grid Reference: NZ5383806050
OS Grid Coordinates: 453838, 506050
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4470, -1.1713

Location: Kirkby Lane, Kirkby, North Yorkshire TS9 7AJ

Locality: Kirkby
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: TS9 7AJ

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Listing Text

NZ 50 NW
East side
4/150 Church of St.
23/6/66 Augustine

Parish church. 1815 on early medieval site, re-using some old
masonry as vestry. Chancel rebuilt after 1900 by Temple Moore.
Coursed herringbone-tooled sandstone with dressings, flat plinth;
vestry pecked sandstone. Nave and vestry roofs Lakeland slate,
chancel roof flat clay tiles. West tower, nave, chancel with south
aisle, north chapel, south vestry. 4-bay nave with round-arched
windows of plain leaded glass. Sundial between first and second
windows. Taller 5-bay chancel with clerestory. 3-bay south chancel
aisle with sloped and stpped buttress bay divisions; narrow,
chamfered segment-headed windows. Old vestry to east of aisle
looks C16. Door and narrow double-chamfered window, with deep
sloping cill, are Moore's work though the window head looks old.

Vestry has massive quoins and 2 slit windows in east wall. Tall
neo-Decorated east window; east end buttresses crowned by octagonal
tourelles. Tall 3-light neo-Tudor window on north side of chancel,
directly below clerestory. To west memorial chapel with windows
moved out from nave position, but a Moore door and chamfered single
light. Old grave slab against north nave wall.

Interior: Georgian part plastered. 6-panel doors from tower to
nave and from stick-baluster stair to west gallery, with stepped
seating and panelled front, on 2 wood columns. Triple archway (the
side arches quite small) to stone chancel with false hammerbeam
roof. Aumbry, piscina and sedilia in chancel. Fragments of Saxon
sculpture in rebuilt west vestry wall. Triple arches to north
chapel and south aisle. Sculpture: 2 pieces of cross with interlace,
parts of head and shaft; wheel, standing figure and figure on
ass back; also early grave cover. Late Georgian memorial tablets
in nave, mostly to Grenside family. Good oak woodwork in chancel,
and carved and painted reredos.

Listing NGR: NZ5383806050

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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