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Old Church of Holy Rood

A Grade I Listed Building in Whorlton, North Yorkshire

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294328

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333236

Location: Whorlton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, DL6

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Whorlton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

9/177 Old Church of Holy Rood
(formerly listed as Church
23.6.66 of the Holy Cross, now
Mortuary Chapel)
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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