Heritage Category: Listed Building
List Entry Number: 1157654
Date first listed: 04-Feb-1969
Date of most recent amendment: 21-May-1987
Statutory Address: CHRIST CHURCH
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Statutory Address: CHRIST CHURCH
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
County: North Yorkshire
District: Richmondshire (District Authority)
Parish: East Layton
National Grid Reference: NZ 16379 09843
EAST LAYTON EAST LAYTON
NZ 10 NE
6/30 Christ Church (formerly listed
as Chapel of Ease)
Chapel of ease. Dated 1895. By J P Pritchett Jun and H D Pritchett for Mrs Maynard Proud. Ashlar sandstone, plain tile roofs. Cruciform plan, of nave with south porch, south and north transepts, chancel, crossing tower; 4:1:3 bays; Perpendicular style. South porch: swept stepped diagonal buttresses; leaved board door in pointed-arched opening of 2 orders, the inner order shafted with undercut foliage on capitals, the outer order continuously moulded, and hoodmould with stops carved in Art Nouveau characters "AD" and "1895"; above door, sundial dated 1893; moulded coping to gable with cross at apex; in each return wall a 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould with carved stops; inner door in continuously-moulded pointed arch. Nave: moulded plinth, swept stepped buttresses dividing bays; 3-light windows with crested transoms and Perpendicular tracery, hoodmoulds with carved stops to north and south windows, 4-light window to west. Transepts: each gable has two 2-light windows with crested transoms, Perpendicular tracery, and hoodmoulds with head stops to south, shield stops to north; staircase turret to south; on west side of north transept a moulded doorway with 4-centred arch. Chancel: to south, 4-centred arched priest's doorway, on the hoodmould stops the word "Evangelum" in Art Nouveau lettering and a chalice; above it a 2-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head stops; 4-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head stops; to east, 5-light Perpendicular window with 4-centred arched head and transom, the lower panels being blind; to north, 3 Perpendicular windows with hoodmoulds with head stops. Tower: octagonal corner buttresses terminating in turret finials; on each side a chamfered light vent to the ringing chamber and a 3-light louvred opening with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould with head stops to the belfry. Interior: ashlar finish throughout; filleted columns and carved capitals to moulded arches on 4 sides of crossing; carved corbels carrying arch-braced roof trusses with boarded ceiling; blind window to east of south transept; dado panelling; original fittings of high quality including altar, reredos, pulpit, pews, vestry screen across north transept, and stone font.
Listing NGR: NZ1637909843
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: 323242
Legacy System: LBS
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
End of official listing