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York (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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SE 58771 49689



SE5849NE TADCASTER ROAD, Dringhouses 1112-1/26/1217 (East side) 24/06/83 Church of St Edward the Confessor (Formerly Listed as: TADCASTER ROAD, Dringhouses Church of St Edward)


Parish church. 1847-9 by Vickers and Hugall of Pontefract. Vestry enlarged 1902, and spire renewed 1970. MATERIALS: squared limestone, with green slate roofs. Fibreglass spire. PLAN: the church has an aisleless nave, west bell turret, north porch, lower chancel, and south-east vestry. EXTERIOR: the west wall has diagonal buttresses, and a central buttress reducing in 4 stages. To each side there is a moulded pointed window of 2 lights with Geometrical tracery. At the apex of the gable there is a 4-sided bell turret, set diagonally and carried on moulded corbelling. Its lowest stage has a clock face facing north-west, and the bell openings are pointed and cusped. The spire is of fibreglass imitating ashlar. The south wall of the nave is of 4 bays separated by buttresses. The windows are moulded and pointed and have Geometrical tracery. Except for the western window, which is of one light, they are of 2 lights. The north wall of the nave has 2 similar windows. The gabled porch has a moulded pointed doorway with angle shafts which have foliated caps, and with C20 glazed doors. Below the apex of the gable there is a niche with a statue of St Edward the Confessor. The north wall of the chancel has two 2-light windows with more elaborate mouldings which include ball flower decoration and with hood moulds which have head stops. The east window of the chancel is of 3 lights with Geometrical tracery and has ornamentation which includes ball flower decoration and shafts with foliated caps. The south wall of the vestry has windows with plain pointed lights, of 2 lights to the left of the door and one to the right. The east wall of the vestry has a flat head and 2 trefoiled ogee lights. INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record the interior as painted and gilded, with painted texts and inscribed scrolls in relief: Minton tiled floor. Nave roof supported on demi-angel holding shields. FITTINGS: include octagonal stone pulpit and font, wooden pews and carved choir stalls. The stained glass was designed for the church by William Wailes, 1849. Memorial window of 1932 to Mrs G Brierley by Bewsey. MONUMENTS: include: in Vestry, monument to Samuel Francis Barlow, 1800, removed from earlier chapel: white on grey marble with fluted base, moulded cornice, with draped urn on

pedestal between two flaming lamps, signed Wm.Stead, York. (Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York: Edinburgh: 1980-: 288; RCHME: City of York: South-west of the Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 38-40).

Listing NGR: SE5877149689


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Books and journals
An Inventory of the City of York III South West, (1972), 38-40
Hutchinson, J, Palliser, D M, 'Bartholomew City Guides' in York, (1980), 288


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: 02 Sep 2001
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