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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1130931



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: East Witton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Jun-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321651

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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

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National Grid Reference: SE 14690 86018


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