Description: Church of St Wilfrid
Date Listed: 5 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334480
OS Grid Reference: SE4830005301
OS Grid Coordinates: 448300, 405301
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5421, -1.2726
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Standing Cross and Early 20th Century Memorial Cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
5.6.68 Church of St. Wilfrid
Church. C12 chancel arch, otherwise late C15-early C16, C19 renovation and
additions by G. F. Bodley, major renovation 1985. Ashlar limestone, Welsh slate
and sheet-metal roofs. West tower, 2-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay
aisled chancel with north vestry. Perpendicular style; embattled parapets with
renewed crocketed pinnacles. West tower: chamfered plinth and moulded band,
diagonal offset buttresses. 3-light west window displaced to left by internal
stair turret. Clock beneath 2-light belfry openings with renewed, uncusped
tracery. String course with gargoyles, saddle-back roof behind parapet.
Nave: south porch to left in angle with aisle has transverse arches, ashlar roof
and coped gable with cross. South aisle has panelled buttresses between 4-light
windows with Tudor-arched lights. Moulded, round-arched north doorway with square-
headed windows on its left having ogee-headed lights. 2-light clerestorey window
interrupted by aisle roof. Chancel: south chapel door has moulded jambs and arched
lintel, otherwise as aisle. C19 north vestry, chancel clerestorey has 3-light
and 2-light windows with Tudor-arched lights. 3-light east window with cusped lights
and square head, hoodmould with face-carved stops; flanking panelled buttresses
with beyond, south chapel window of 3 Tudor-arched lights and cusped, 2-light north
chapel window with hoodmould. Peaked parapet with east cross.
Interior: double-chamfered tower arch. 2-bay north arcade with octagonal pier to
double-chamfered arches, mid C16; wider single arch to south-aisle springs from
brackets, early C16. Mid C12 chancel arch with shafts to the west responds, decorated
abaci and voussoirs with barrel moulding and zig-zag ornament. Chapel arcades each
with octagonal pier and arches of 2, hollow-chamfered orders. Newly-gilded and
painted panels to chancel roof. Cylindrical font with floral frieze, C12. Fine
monuments, fitments and extensive collection of sculpture removed for conservation
at time of resurvey. Details in Pevsner (p263). Full catalogue of church furnishings
compiled by N.A.D.F.A.S.
The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, Record of Church
Furnishings: St. Wilfrid, Hickleton, undated folio.
N. Pevsner, B.O.E., 1967 ed.
Listing NGR: SE4830305301
Source: English Heritage
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