Description: Church of St Stephen
Date Listed: 26 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 333345
OS Grid Reference: SE4674263329
OS Grid Coordinates: 446742, 463329
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0638, -1.2873
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SE 46 SE ALDWARK THE MAIN STREET
7/2 (west side)
Church of St Stephen
Church. 1846-53. E B Lamb. Alternating courses of red brick in herringbone pattern
and light-coloured cobbles with sandstone ashlar dressings and interior. Stone
bracketed eaves cornice. Plain tiled roofs with diagonals picked out in fishscale
tiles creating a grid of diamond shapes. Stone coping. The plan is an example of this
architect's interest in central emphasis. Single bay chancel, wide square crossing
with corners treated separately, short apsidal transepts and aisleless nave. Small
scale 2-stage tower with low spire situated to north of the nave. It has angle
buttresses, stepped and cogged eaves and a stone bracketed cornice. The monogram E B L
and the date 1853 in stone to the west wall of the tower recurs above the entrance and
to the chancel east wall. 4-centred chamfered stone entrance situated between the
tower and nave has panelled wooden door with tracery head. The 4 stone crossing piers
are square, chamfered from a height of c. 75 centimetres with stone corbels to support
the elaborate wooden roof. Nave roof structure of king post, tie beam and arched
braces on corbels. 4-centred windows with cusped lights except for the east rose
window and chancel oculi and the 3-light 2-centred west window with 'Perpendicular'
tracery and glass by Kempe 1885.
Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North Riding, 1966, p58.
Listing NGR: SE4674263329
Source: English Heritage
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