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Red House School Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Moor Monkton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.007 / 54°0'25"N

Longitude: -1.1931 / 1°11'35"W

OS Eastings: 452978

OS Northings: 457081

OS Grid: SE529570

Mapcode National: GBR NQ33.HB

Mapcode Global: WHD9Q.NJ1Z

Entry Name: Red House School Chapel

Listing Date: 8 March 1952

Last Amended: 27 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331650

Location: Moor Monkton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, YO26

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Moor Monkton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Rural Ainsty

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


SE 55 NW MOOR MONKTON HALL LANE
(south side)

2/8 Red House School Chapel
(formerly listed as 'fled
8.3.52 House School including
Chapel")

GV II *

Chapel. Early C17, consecrated in 1618. For the Slingsby family. Brick in
English garden wall bond, ashlar quoins and dressings, Welsh slate roof.
Chapel and ante-chapel, rectangular on plan. 2 storeys, open to roof, 3
bays. South facade: quoins to right. 2-light double-chamfered mullion
window to left. First floor: three cinquefoiled 3-light windows in square-
headed frames. Stepped eaves course. West gable end: round-arched door
frame with imposts and keystone, containing original panelled door.
Inscription in brick over reads "Pro termino vitae sic non nobis". East
gable end: large 3-light Perpendicular window possibly inserted from an
earlier building. Interior contains much original carved furniture.
Earliest features include the pulpit, poppyhead bench ends, panelled pews,
screen to ante-chapel with splat balusters, and consoles supporting gallery.
The closed string staircase to the gallery with its bulbous balusters,
elaborately carved newels and carved finials symbolic of the family and
friends of Sir Henry Slingsby originally formed the main staircase of the
Red House. Later C17 altar rail. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The West Riding,
second edition, 1967. Wood G B, The Chapel at Red House, Moor Monkton,
Yorkshire, Country Life, Oct 27 1944.


Listing NGR: SE5297857081

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