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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: 1149921



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Knaresborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-May-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Dec-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 330712

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SE 3457 KNARESBOROUGH BOND END (south-east side)

6/49 Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary (formerly listed 15.5.68 as Church of St Mary (Roman Catholic))


Church of St Mary. 1831. Coursed squared gritstone, Westmorland slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, central 3 bays slightly projecting and pedimented. C20 glazed door in addition to right. Ground floor: central single-storey porch, now blocked to form chapel, flanked by 6-pane sashes with C20 frame far right. Single-storey projecting bay to left. Round-arched niche with statue above porch. Other windows are tall sashes with 4 panes, the upper 2 segmental-arched, with projecting sills, first-floor sill band to central 3 bays and first floor lintel band. Eaves cornice, central triangular pediment with cross in relief. Ashlar coping. Conical ventilator to roof. Rear: ground-floor windows blocked, first-floor windows as front. Interior: C20 redecoration and fittings. 2 cast-iron columns with acanthus capitals support balcony at west end. Ceiling divided into 8 panels with egg-and-dart mouldings. Large roundel with fan motif to centre panel and roundels with flower and leaf motifs to outer panels. Organ built 1860 and installed 1961. The building was designed to look like a private house, shortly after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. The foundations are said to have come from the ruins of St Hilda's Chapel, Rudfarlington, but no early stonework was visible at resurvey. Anon, Handbook of Knaresborough, (c1889-1900) p 31. H Speight, Nidderdale, (1906) p 48.

Listing NGR: SE3465957324

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Handbook of Knaresborough, (1889-1900), 31
Speight, H, Nidderdale, (1906), 48

National Grid Reference: SE 34659 57324


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