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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
Kirby Sigston
National Grid Reference:
SE 41661 94668


KIRBY SIGSTON CHESTER LANE SE 49 sw (east side, off) 4/14 Church of St Lawrence 31.3.70 - I Church. C12 nave, C13 chancel and north aisle, C18 tower, restoration and south porch added in 1893. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, graduated stone slate roof. Plan: west tower, 3-bay nave with south porch and north aisle and 3-bay chancel. Tower: 3 stages; plinth, bands between stages, plain rectangular belfry windows with latticed openings, eaves band, embattled parapet with obelisk pinnacles to each corner. Gabled south porch: chamfered pointed arch, stone coping; inner south door flat headed with C17 board door. Nave: to left a clasping pilaster buttress, to right an offset setback buttress. Left-hand bay has thin C13 lancet, to right is south porch, to its right are two C19 two-light pointed arched cusped windows with hoodmoulds. North aisle: offset angle buttresses to each end. To left-hand side a 3-light C19 window. Pointed 2-light west window. Chancel: south side; between bays offset angle buttresses. To left a small pointed arched opening. Central bay has similar opening, but reuses Norman round arch for head. Right-hand bay has a 2-light C17 flat-headed mullion window; 2 right-hand bays have continuous sill band. Moulded cornice. Plain parapet, gable cross. C19 east window: Perpendicular in style, 3 lights, pointed arch with hoodmould; to each side can be seen remains of C13 lancets. Below it is a small offset angle buttress. To north side of chancel is a blocked 2-bay arcade with octagonal columns and chamfered pointed arches. Capitals decorated with salamanders. Interior: 4-bay north arcade, 3 east bays have round columns, waterleaf capitals, round arches moulded with dogtooth decoration, that to west is smaller with a pointed arch. Similar chancel arch. 2-bay blocked north chancel arcade as described on the outside but interior has a hoodmould, the central stop has a head, those to each end have squatting griffins. Font: dated 1662, set on a fluted octagonal plinth, round moulded shaft, octagonal bowl with date and geometrical and flower patterns. Good baroque wall tablet to Thomas Lascelles, 1728, cartouche with putti heads, a skull, convex inscription plate. Effigy of a lady, early C14.

Listing NGR: SE4165494666


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

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Date: 04 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/04514/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mark Snowdon. Source Historic England Archive
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