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SE 31373 45003


HAREWOOD CHURCH LANE SE3145/3144 LS14 (south side, off) Harewood Park 14/63 Church of All Saints 30.3.66 I


Parish church (redundant),C15 restored 1793 and 1862-3 by Sir G. G. Scott. Well-coursed gritstone, Westmorland green-slate roof. West tower, nave aisles, south porch, chancel, north vestry. Perpendicular in style. Plinth, ground-floor band, sill band. All corners have angle buttresses with offsets and crocketed gablets. West front: low squat tower embraced by aisles with lean-to roofs has pointed-arched doorway of 3 orders with hoodmould and carved-face stops with above 5-light west window with panel tracery. Buttresses at junction with aisles. Chamfered band, recessed 2nd stage has 2-light belfry window to each face. That to south has large clock face. Embattled parapet with corner rainwater chutes. Aisles have 3-light windows and clearly show earlier roof line below C19 embattled parapet. 7-bay aisles with 2-light window to left of C18 porch with 2-centred arched doorway with sundial in apex of gable engraved "Robert Smith 1775". Fine inner doorway has moulded surround with broach stops with roof line of earlier porch above. 3-light windows with cusped lights and panel tracery, hoodmoulds with medieval carved-face stops. Articulated by offset buttresses with gablets; one engraved with mass-dial. Band and parapet with Gothic roll-moulded coping. 3-light east windows in angle with chancel, embattled parapet. Chancel: single 3-light window. Set in angle with north-aisle, flat-roofed square vestry. 5-light east window with Gothick glazed quatrefoil c1793 set in apex of embattled gable. Buttresses capped by crocketed pinnacles.

Interior: tower is penetrated by 3 tall pointed arches leading directly into 4-bay nave which has graceful pointed-arched arcades carried on tall octagonal columns without capitals the chamfers running into the 2 orders of the arches. C19 roof carried on corbels at the junction of earlier roof line, the roof being raised 5 courses. Running round the aisle windows is a continuous moulded sill band. Eastern 2 bays of aisles occupied by Chantry chapels: Gascoigne and Redman chapels. Both are separated from the aisle by tall pointed arch in line with chancel arch, each have niches flanking east window. Gascoigne (south) chapel has tomb recess and semi-octagonal piscina. The glory of the church are the set of medieval alabaster monuments restored 1979-81: 6 recumbent couples on tomb chests. One of the figures is Sir William Gascoigne, Lord Chief Justice, in judge's robes c1419. They remain the largest collection of alabaster monuments in a parish church within the dates 1419-1510. They are all members of families connected with owners of land now forming the Harewood Estate. Fine wall monument to Sir Thomas Denison c1765 by N. Hedges (London). Furnishings: Norman font has shallow bowl and rope-moulded foot set on later base. C19 octagonal pulpit, high Victorian Gothic with shafted marble columns and finely- carved stone panels. Oak-panelled Sanctuary c1920. Altar rail and gates memorial to King George V by H.R.H. Princess Royal in which is incorporated 4 insignia, the Orders of the British Empire; the Thistle; the Garter; and St. Patrick.

In the care of the Redundant Churches Fund. Illustrated in D. Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978) pp162, 163. N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding (1974) p243. P. Routh and R. Knowles, The Medieval Monuments of Harewood, (1985 - Wakefield Historical Publications).

Listing NGR: SE3137945005


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Books and journals
Linstrum, D, West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture, (1978), 162-163
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 243
Routh, , Knowles, , The Medieval Monuments of Harewood, (1985)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 45 West Yorkshire,


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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