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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 30804 36281



SE3036 ST MARTIN'S VIEW, Potternewton 714-1/19/1035 (North side) Church of St Martin


Anglican church. 1879-81 and 1898. By Richard Adams and John Kelly. Rock-faced ashlar, slate roof. PLAN: nave of 6 bays with N and S aisles and clerestory, lower 3-bay chancel, 2-stage unfinished W tower, N and S porches, vestry. Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: nave has 3-light windows, stepped buttresses, porches with cusped arches and attached chamfered columns, wrought-iron gates. Chancel more ornate with 7-light E window, gabled buttresses surmounted by crocketed pinnacles, uncarved gargoyle projections. The tower has angle buttresses, 4-light W window, 2-light belfry windows, shallow pyramid roof. INTERIOR: quatrefoil columns to nave, corbels with angels and foliage support attached columns, hammer-beam type roof. Chancel: 3 bays, red, green, black tiled floor, angel corbels, panelled ceiling. Murals painted 1913 with 'Te Deum' theme cover chancel walls and frame chancel arch, angels of all nationalities carry scrolls in the upper band: 'The Holy Church throughout the World doth acknowledge Thee'; St Martin over vestry door; grouped figures under trefoil arches; angels flank E window. FITTINGS: reredos of carved, gilt and painted wood replaced original stone 1898-1905: Magi and prophets, lower side panels with 4 northern saints each side completed 1913. Pulpit: hexagonal, stone, open crocketed arch on each face, demi-angel supporting the desk. Elaborate lectern: brass, broad circular base on lions' feet, central stem and 4 detached twisted shafts with octagonal finials and spirelets, eagle desk, inscription on base records that it was given 16 March 1881 by Mrs John Cadman in memory of her husband; described in 1888 as 'considered the finest in the N of England...shown in the Paris exhibition' (Kelly). Font: 7-sided, stone, traceried panels. STAINED GLASS: windows include a war memorial by Kempe firm in N aisle, S aisle Lady Chapel window in memory of Mary Cadman, died 20 March 1894. The unfinished W end had a small wooden bellcote when the church was consecrated; the base of the tower, forming a vestry, was added as a memorial to the Rev RGP Bullock in 1898. (Report to City of Leeds Planning Dept: Victorian Society:

West Yorkshire Group: Proposed Conservation Area: St Mary's Road, Leeds 7; Kelly's Directories of Leeds, 1888, 1905, 1915; Ripon Diocesan Calendar: 1914-).

Listing NGR: SE3080436281


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Books and journals
Victorian Society West Yorkshire Group, , Proposed Conservation Area St Marys Road Leeds 7
'Kellys Directory' in Leeds, (1888)
'Kellys Directory' in Leeds, (1905)
'Kellys Directory' in Leeds, (1915)


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: 27 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07120/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Geoffrey R. Handford. Source Historic England Archive
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