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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: 1148397



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Drax

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 326465

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NORTH YORKSHIRE SELBY 5342 SE 62 NE DRAX MAIN STREET (north side) 6/15 Church of St Peter and St Paul 17.11.86 GV I Church. C12 with C13, C14, C15, C16 and C19 additions and alterations including work of c1230 for Letticia, Baroness of Drax. Magnesian limestone ashlar with slate and lead roof. 3-stage west tower; 4-bay clerestoried nave with aisles and south porch; 5-bay chancel with north chapel. Tower: quoins. To west side, first stage are 2 lancet windows. First-stage band. Trefoiled openings, now blocked to second stage. Second-stage band. Twin- light bell openings with trefoil heads to third stage. Corbel table. Gargoyles to angles. Octagonal spire. South porch has pointed arched opening with roll-moulding and contains 7 reset corbel heads. C18 pointed double plank doors within opening with roll-moulded hood on foliate capitals and with chamfered jambs. Nave, south aisle: buttresses; 3-light, straight- headed windows under hoodmoulds and with decoration to spandrels, continuous sill band. C12 north aisle widened and rebuilt in C14 with chapel. Buttresses with offsets. Entrance a plank door within chamfered, ogeed surround. 3-light windows have reticulated tracery to heads within straight-headed, double-chamfered surrounds. Clerestory has arcade of 8 Perpendicular windows of 3-stepped lights under continuous hoodmould. Gargoyles. Enriched battlements. Chancel: plank priest's door with strapwork hinges within chamfered shouldered surround under cavetto-moulded hood which forms part of continuous sill band. Lancets within chamfered surrounds and under hoods throughout, 3 to east end with oculus to gable. Ashlar coping. Cross at apex. Interior. Double-chamfered, round tower arch on plain imposts. Nave has C12 3-bay round-arched arcade to north side with chevron moulding and C14 fleurons, one cylindrical pier with waterleaf capital, otherwise mainly plain imposts, the easternmost has slender shafts with waterleaf capitals to angles. C14 4-bay south arcade has double- chamfered, pointed arches on octagonal piers, 2 piers are buttressed. Figures of saints support brattished shafts between clerestory windows. Double-chamfered, round chancel arch with plain imposts. Cavetto-moulded, double-chamfered arch to north chapel with stiff leaf capitals. Fragment of C12 sculpture incorporated into C14 north aisle wall and C13 foliate cross in chancel wall. C12 tub font. Piscina. Several C18 memorial slabs and tablets. Late C17 altar rail. Set of carved bench ends c1535-50. Remains of wall painting to north wall of nave. N Pevsner, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 186-7.

Listing NGR: SE6758826372

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 186-7

National Grid Reference: SE 67587 26371


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