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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TA 14170 39705


SKIRLAUGH CHURCH LANE TA 13 NW (west side) 5/34 Church of St Augustine 16.12.66 - I Church. c1401. For Bishop Skirlaw with later additions and alterations. Limestone ashlar with concealed roof. Perpendicular style. 3-stage west tower, 6-bay continuous nave and chancel with south porch to second bay and north vestry to sixth bay. Tower: diagonal buttresses with off-sets, and crocketed pinnacles to top of second stage. Chamfered plinth with quatrefoil band. To west end hollow-moulded sill band. 3-light pointed window in double-chamfered surround with hollow-chamfered hoodmould with label stops which continue as band to sides. Second stage: brattished band. To west side a niche for a statue. Band. 2-light, pointed bell openings with blind trefoil-headed lights below transom level. Band with fleurons and gargoyles. Pierced, traceried and crocketed battlements with crocketed pinnacles. Nave and chancel: buttresses with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles with crocketed finials between bays. Double-chamfered plinth. South side: to second bay an embattled single-low-storey porch. Tudor- arched opening with glass and timber doors. Within a studded plank door within hollow-chamfered and roll-moulded surround under roll-moulded hood with face stops. To fifth bay a pointed plank priest's door in double- chamfered surround under hollow-chamfered hoodmould. Pointed 3-light windows with hoodmoulds with shield stops to each bay and with hollow- moulded sills except to second bay. Windows to second and fifth bays are shorter. Eaves band. Battlemented parapets. North side: to second bay a studded plank door in pointed hollow-chamfered and roll-moulded surround under hoodmould with face stops. To sixth bay a single-bay, low-storey embattled vestry has oblong window with chamfered surround to north side and pointed plank door to west. Otherwise 3-light pointed windows with hollow- chamfered hoodmoulds with shield stops, and with sill band except to sixth bay. Windows to second and sixth bays are shorter. Battlemented parapets. East end has 5-light pointed window with hollow-chamfered hoodmould. All windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds. Interior: Triple- chamfered pointed tower arch with inner shaft otherwise roll-moulded jambs with capitals. Piscina has ogeed arch with roll-moulding and octagonal bowl. 2 corbels to east end. Traces of red wall painting and black inscriptions to south wall and west end. C19 octagonal font. 4 Neoclassical early C19 wall monuments in chancel. Fragments of medieval stained glass incorporated into East window. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p 342.

Listing NGR: TA1417539705


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 342


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: 24 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/07791/02
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