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Latitude: 54.4152 / 54°24'54"N
Longitude: -1.2568 / 1°15'24"W
OS Eastings: 448329
OS Northings: 502446
OS Grid: NZ483024
Mapcode National: GBR MKND.P1
Mapcode Global: WHD7R.N9Q3
Entry Name: Old Church of Holy Rood
Listing Date: 23 June 1966
Last Amended: 30 October 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1294328
English Heritage Legacy ID: 333236
Location: Whorlton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, DL6
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Whorlton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Whorlton
Church of England Diocese: York
NZ 40 SE WHORLTON WHORLTON LANE
9/177 Old Church of Holy Rood
(formerly listed as Church
23.6.66 of the Holy Cross, now
Church now a controlled ruin except for chancel, still in occasional use as
mortuary chapel. Mid and late C12, C13 and C14 with C19 and C20 restorations.
Remaining are; nave arcades, south tower-porth, fragments of west wall; and
chancel. Older parts small roughly-coursed sandstone, later parts coursed squared
tooled sandstone. Tower roof stone slates, chancel roof Welsh slate.
North arcade (buttressed in C19 but west bay gone) has scalloped capitals and
single-chamfered arches. Similar capitals to piers of roll-moulded chancel
arch. Taller south arcade has stepped arches on moulded capitals. Inserted
C14 Tower has pointed-arched inner door, ogee-headed bell openings and plain
blocking course below pyramidal roof with ball-on-spike finial. Remnant of
quatrefoil-panelled parapet over south arcade, perhaps added when tower was
built. Gabled buttresses to chancel.
Chancel windows pointed geometrical with heavy headstopped hoodmoulds, except
for one of 3 lights with carved shields over and a restored C14 east window.
A projection on the north wall accommodates a large relocated late Perpendicular
tomb recess with an earlier oak effigy. Replaced timber roof. Trefoiled piscina
and a tub font on chamfered plinth. Small, blocked pointed-arched priest's
Listing NGR: NZ4834002455
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