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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: 1167219



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stanwick St. John

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 323396

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STANWICK ST JOHN STANWICK NZ 11 SE 3/180 Church of St John the Baptist 4.2.69 GV I

Church. C13, heavily restored 1868 by Anthony Salvin. Rubble; stone slate, artificial stone slate and lead roofs. West tower, 4-bay nave with south aisle and south porch, 3-bay chancel with C19 north vestry. C13 tower of 3 stages, with chamfered offsets; quoins; stepped diagonal buttresses; single-light ringing-chamber window with shouldered head and 2-light shafted belfry opening, spout from roof, battlemented parapet; to west, same openings plus ground-floor lancet window above central buttress, and on ground between central and south-west corner buttress a medieval stone coffin on its side; to north, 5-sided C19 stair turret with shouldered- headed doorway and quatrefoil light vents, and belfry opening as before; to east, chamfered doorway with hoodmould giving onto nave roof, steep nave roofline, and belfry opening as before. Nave: porch: plinth with torus string above, quoins and stepped diagonal buttresses, double-chamfered continuously hollow-moulded doorway, hollow-moulded string of lower roofline, sundial above, moulded coping; chamfered slit light vent in right return; inside, late C13 doorway of 2 chamfered orders, the outer one shafted and with water-holding capitals; benchtables and in walls, 2 pieces of sculpture, beakhead voussoirs and medieval grave covers. South aisle: chamfered single-light C19 west window, carved stones built into south wall, two C19 three-light windows with Geometric tracery, the right bay blind, parapet; late C13 chamfered east window of 3 pointed lights with hoodmould with mask stops. Above aisle, parapet with water spouts on chamfered string, coping with gable cross to right. North wall has three C19 two- light windows with Decorated and Perpendicular tracery. Chancel: C19 chamfered low side window, quoined chamfered priest's doorway, 3-light chamfered mullion window, lancet window, stepped buttress, lancet window, parapet on hollow-moulded string, coping with gable cross to right; to east, stepped buttresses flanking C19 three-light window with Decorated tracery; to north, early C16 window of 3 pointed lights and hollow spandrels with straight-headed hoodmould overall. C19 vestry with 2-light window, and heating chamber below. Interior: 4-bay south arcade with double-chamfered pointed arches with labels resting on octagonal piers, with leaf stops to label on nave side; double-chamfered tower arch on rounded responds with nailhead decoration on capitals; double-chamfered chancel arch, the inner order shafted, with hollow-chamfered abaci and with low screen walls partly closing opening. Chancel north wall has probably C19 segmental-arched recess with recumbent effigy. Chancel south wall has C19 trefoiled piscina and stepped 3-seat sedilia. In the south aisle, a chamfered trefoil-cusped piscina and aumbry. C19 font with early C17 tall carved canopy. Built into the west end walls of the south aisle are numerous carved stones, of Anglo- Saxon and medieval date. At the east end of the south aisle is a large marble tomb-chest with alabaster effigies of Sir Hugh Smithson d1670, propped on his elbow, and his wife Dorothy d1691, reclining and with a book; on the south wall above, monument to the same couple with volutes, festoons and Latin inscription, and next to it, a helm and gauntlets. On the south wall of the chancel, marble monument above priest's door to Anthony Smithson d1688, and Susanna his wife d1674, of 2 panels, flanked by volutes with festoons and his armorial achievement above. On the north wall of the chancel, above the vestry door, marble monument to Sir Hugh Smithson d1729 and Margaret his wife, with fluted pilasters, Doric frieze and his armorial achievement above; also on same side, brass plate to Elizabeth Catterick d1591. On the east wall of the chancel, well-painted C19 Lord's Prayer, Creed and Commandment boards. Above the chancel arch, royal coat of arms of George III. Hatchments on north wall of nave and above south arcade. On north wall of nave, early C19 marble monument by J Gott to Elizabeth, Julia and Frances, daughters of Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, with reclining female and 3 urns; also C17 wall monument to Wingate Pulleine of Carlton Hall. Below tower are an Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft with entwined beasts set on a chamfered octagonal base, a detached cross-head and 2 separate pieces of cross-shaft, also an early parish chest. On the sills of the south and east windows are worn recumbent effigies. VCH i, pp 132-133.

Listing NGR: NZ1851411984

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 132-133

National Grid Reference: NZ 18520 11983


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