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Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 37788 18126


SE31NE CROFTON HIGH STREET (north side, off) 3/23 Church of All Saints

22.11.66 GV II*

Church. Crossing tower c1300 otherwise c1430 Perpendicular for Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln (a native of Crofton), restored c1875 by Leake and Denison (Normanton). Cruciform aisless church. Nave, south porch, north and south transepts, crossing tower, chancel. Plinth and continuous band at low level with diagonal buttresses at all outer corners. 4-bay nave articulated by offset buttresses, surmounted by grotesque gargoyles: 2-light windows with cusped lights and panel tracery (some renewed), hoodmoulds with carved face stops. C15 gabled porch with groined vault. Inner doorway 2-centred arched of 2 orders with broach stops. Similar north doorway (blocked). 1 x 1 bay transepts and 2-bay chancel all have 2-light windows. All gables (at compass points) are coped with cross finials; continuous parapet with Gothic roll-moulded coping. Set in angle between nave and south transept semicircular projection with low square-headed doorway leading to tower which has to each face a single cusped light at ridge level and 2-light belfry window above with clock face to south. Embattled parapet with corner pinnacles c1875

Interior: roof of C19 arch-braced trusses on stone corbels. Tower carried on four double-chamfered 2-centred arches of 2 orders. 2-centred arched doorway formerly leading to rood loft. C15 piscina in sanctuary has trefoil carved head in 2-centred arched recess. Monuments: the finest in north transept erected to Mary Meyer c1739 by Paul Meyer; another in chancel, large marble monument to Sir Henry Wright Wilson of Crofton Hall c1836. Furnishings: C15 octagonal font has shields set in quatrefoils to each face. C19 pews. Two funeral hatchments. Organ set in south transept c1908. Remains of 2 Saxon crosses.

A fine church prominently sited on top of a hill although there is a tradition that the church was moved from a site at the bottom of the hill around 1430 by Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln.

Listing NGR: SE3778818126


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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: 09 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/10694/14
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