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Church of St Paul

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hensall, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6966 / 53°41'47"N

Longitude: -1.1186 / 1°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 458293

OS Northings: 422596

OS Grid: SE582225

Mapcode National: GBR NTMP.MM

Mapcode Global: WHDC9.SBJZ

Entry Name: Church of St Paul

Listing Date: 11 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326475

Location: Hensall, Selby, North Yorkshire, DN14

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Hensall

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Great Snaith

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

HENSALL CHURCH LANE
SE 52 SE
(west side)
3/2 Church of St Paul
11.12.67
GV II*
Church. 1854 with later alterations. Architect: William Butterfield;
patron: 7th Viscount Downe; builder: Charles Ward of Lincoln. Pinkish-red
brick in English bond with ashlar dressings and grey slate roof. 4-bay
aisled nave incorporating south-west porch and 3-stage north-west bell
tower, 2-bay chancel with single-bay south chapel and 2-bay north vestry.
Aesthetic Functionalism. Nave. Entrance to south porch a pointed,
chamfered archway under hoodmould; within a pointed plank door in double-
chamfered surround. Further entrance to north at base of tower, a plank
door within pointed surround under pointed ashlar arch. Tower has gabled
stair turret to west side and has slit windows; to narrower third stage are
twin-light bell openings with Geometrical-type tracery. Cogged eaves band,
pyramidal roof. 4-light pointed west window with intersecting tracery.
Aisles have triple-stepped cusped lancet windows within ashlar surrounds.
South aisle has stepped external chimney to third bay which has been
lowered. Chancel: south side and north vestry have 2-light mullion casement
windows. East end of vestry has 2-light Geometrical-type window. East
window of 3 lights with Geometrical-type tracery to head within pointed
ashlar surround. Sweeping roofline in 2 levels. Interior retains most
original features but is of plain design. Nave has pointed arcade on
cylindrical piers with moulded capitals and bases. Double-chamfered pointed
chancel arch on corbelled soffit moulding. Pointed piscina. Floor tiles by
Minton. Contemporary pews; painted screen to south chapel; organ; octagonal
pulpit; octagonal font. Mosaic reredos, restored in 1970. Some windows
have stained glass. Conceived as a group with The Red House (qv) and
Hensall Primary School (qv) and with similar groups at Cowick and
Pollington. N Pevsner, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 261-262. H S
Papworth, The Parish Church of Hensall (dissertation). P Thompson, William
Butterfield, 1971, pp 217 and 430.


Listing NGR: SE5829322596

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