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Church of Saint John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Allerston, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2344 / 54°14'3"N

Longitude: -0.654 / 0°39'14"W

OS Eastings: 487829

OS Northings: 482912

OS Grid: SE878829

Mapcode National: GBR RMWG.6V

Mapcode Global: WHGC2.XTQQ

Entry Name: Church of Saint John

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 5 February 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329626

Location: Allerston, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO18

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Allerston

Built-Up Area: Allerston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Allerston St John

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/10/2016

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In the entry for

SE 88 SE,
10/7 (8/5)

ALLERSTON,
MAIN STREET (east side),
Church of St John

(Formerly listed as: ALLERSTON, VILLAGE STREET (east side, off), Church of Saint Mary)

(Previously Listed as Church of St Johns)

10.1.53

GV

II*

In the descriptive notes the words "3-stage buttress has recessed pointed embattled
tower with door beneath hood-mould to diagonal west", shall be amended to read:
"3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses and recessed pointed door beneath hood-
mould to western elevation".
In the following sentence of the above descriptive notes the words "bearing the
emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family" shall be amended to read:
"bearing the traces of emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family".

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SE 88 SE,
10/7 (8/5)

ALLERSTON,
MAIN STREET (east side),
Church of St John

(Formerly listed as: ALLERSTON, VILLAGE STREET (east side, off), Church of Saint Mary)

(Previously Listed as Church of St Johns)

10.1.53

GV

II*

Church. C14 nave, porch and chancel; early C15 tower. Chancel restored
1870; nave, porch and tower re-roofed and partly rebuilt 1881-3. Coursed
sandstone on plinth with quoins; slate roof. West tower; 7 bay continuous
nave and chancel. 3-stage buttress has recessed pointed embattled tower
with door beneath hood-mould to diagonal west. 3-light window with panel
tracery and stopped pointed hood-mould above, the stops carved as shields
bearing the emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family. 2-light
transomed bell openings with louvres beneath stopped pointed hood-moulds
to each face. Parapet, carved with a band of blind tracery, is supported
by a corbel table carved with a variety of motifs. Coped, gabled porch has
a pointed opening surmounted by a reset foliate cross and contains a pointed
chamfered doorway with a pointed piscina to its right. 2-light pointed
windows with quatrefoils in the heads to nave and chancel. Ogee-arched
priest's door to chancel. On the north side are two 2-light windows similar
to those on the south, and one 3-light flat-headed window, all reset.
Blocked round-arched north door. The east window is of 3 lights with
reticulated tracery. Cavetto moulded eaves cornice. coped gable surmounted
by cross. Several fragments of carved stone have been reset in the north
and south walls. Interior: the pointed tower arch of two chamfered orders
springs from moulded corbels. C15 octagonal font on cylindrical pedestal.
Piscinae in south wall of nave and chancel.


Listing NGR: SE8782982912

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