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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE 29507 35167



SE2935 ST MARK'S ROAD, Woodhouse Carr 714-1/24/1268 (North side) 05/08/76 Church of St Mark


Anglican church. 1823-26, altered 1873. By Peter Atkinson Junior and RH Sharp. Alterations to tower and window tracery 1873 by RL Adams and J Kelly. Coursed squared stone and ashlar, slate roof. PLAN: west tower of 3 stages, 6-bay nave and chancel with side aisles. A commissioners' church in Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: tower: west door, 3-light windows to 2nd stage, paired 2-light belfry windows with Perpendicular tracery, angle buttresses with gabled heads surmounted by tall octagonal pinnacles, embattled parapet. W entrance to S aisle has double board doors in moulded arch; aisles have Perpendicular traceried windows, buttresses between surmounted by octagonal pinnacles and plain parapet with moulded coping. 5-light E window. The tops of the pinnacles are stored inside the church. INTERIOR: a continuous nave and chancel with one step up to choir and 2 up to the sanctuary; aisles with vestry and organ at E end of N aisle and a side chapel at E end of S aisle. Plain and polychrome tile floors, quatrefoil columns, moulded rib vault with bosses, cast-iron columns support added W end gallery (perhaps of 1873); the reredos is a carved stone blind arcade of 7 crocketed arches, the central 3 framing the altar recess. A fine carved oak organ case with angels blowing trumpets, in memory of Joseph Ogdin March of Beech Grove House, Leeds, 1889. Short marble shafts support octagonal pulpit with traceried panels, memorial to ministry of Revd JS Abbott, 1891. Painted stone font: octagonal, figures of angels holding shields, quatrefoil panels and Christian symbols, a carved inscription around the bowl records the donation by Charles Gascoigne Maclea, 1853. On the N wall of the nave a wide crocketed arch with plaque carved with ivy leaves commemorates William Schofield, d.1857, nephew of John Coultate, d.1864, and John's 2 sisters, Hannah Craven (d.1860) and Alice (d. 1863). St Mark's was one of 3 Commissioner churches built in the populous areas of Leeds, the other 2 have been demolished. (Beresford M: East End, West End: Face of Leeds During Urbanisation 1684-1842: Leeds: 1988-: 359).

Listing NGR: SE2950735167


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Beresford, M W, East End West End The Face of Leeds During Urbanisation 1684 to 1842, (1988), 359


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: 13 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/12328/32
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