Church Of St John The Evangelist

6 May 2003
Church Of St John The Evangelist, Masham Road, East Witton Town, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8 4SH
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Church Of St John The Evangelist, East Witton, East Witton Town, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8 4SH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SE 18 NW EAST WITTON TOWN EAST WITTON (north side) 10/29 Church of St John the Evangelist 15.2.67 (Formerly listed under Masham II Road)

Church. Dated 1809. By H H Seward for the Earl of Ailesbury. Ashlar sandstone, stone slate roof. Nave and chancel in one, with aisles, south porch, north baptistry and west tower. Tower: off-set angle buttresses, 4-stages with 1-, 2-, 1-, 3-light openings, embattled parapet. On west face, pointed doorway in Elizabethan-style flat-headed surround with hood- mould, and plaque recording that church was built to commemorate the fiftieth year of the reign of George III, clock. Gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses, doorway as before, quatrefoil in gable. 6-bay nave and chancel aisle, divided by off-set buttresses. 3 windows of 4-lights with uncusped Y-tracery, hood-moulds with label stops. In fifth bay, vestry doorway as before; in sixth bay late-C19 single-light window with 5 cusps.

In sixth bay on north side, 3-light lancet window to organ chamber. East end: off-set diagonal buttresses, 5-light uncusped Perpendicular east window, embattled parapet. 2-light Geometric north window of baptistry.

Interior: 4-bay arcades with 4-centred Perpendicular-style arches on tall octagonal piers. Perpendicular-style chancel arch with Tudor flowers on soffit. Walls of sanctuary lined with very fine late C19 encaustic tiles depicting Lord's Prayer, Creed and Ten Commandments, also tiled reredos and tiled floor. Over doorway into tower, plaster coat of arms of Queen Victoria in quatrefoil. Arms of George III over vestry door. The new church replaced the old church of St Martin at Low Thorpe.

Listing NGR: SE1469086018


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0271 IOE Records taken by David H Brown; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David H. Brown. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Brown, David H.

Rights Holder: Brown, David H.


Ashlar, Sandstone, Stone, Georgian Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Plaque, Coat Of Arms