CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1273392
Date first listed:
01-Feb-1979
Date of most recent amendment:
12-Nov-2010
Statutory Address:
ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, PETERSON ROAD

Map

Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY
© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1273392.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 28-Feb-2020 at 19:16:04.

Location

Statutory Address:
ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, PETERSON ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 33811 20810

Details



938/6/218 PETERSON ROAD 01-FEB-79 (East side) ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (Formerly listed as: PETERSON ROAD CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY)

II Parish church of 1846 by G.G. Scott, reordered in the 1970s by R. Shepley.

MATERIALS: Coursed, rock-faced sandstone with freestone dressings, replacement thin slates to nave and chancel roofs, original thick graded slates to lean-to aisles.

PLAN: Aisled nave, lower chancel with north vestry and C20 north-east extensions

EXTERIOR: Early-English style parish church with steep nave roof behind coped gables, and lean-to aisles, consistent use of hood moulds with head and foliage stops. There is evidence of a former gabled porch against the south aisle, but the main entrance is now in the west front. The nave west front has openings recessed under a tall pointed arch. Its doorway has nook shafts and above it are 2 pointed windows, and another pointed window is in the gable below the gabled bellcote with single bell. The 5-bay nave has no clerestorey. Plain two-light aisle windows are without tracery. The 3-bay chancel has pointed windows, triple stepped east window and a south doorway under a shouldered lintel. The vestry is under a gabled roof, the organ chamber under a lean-to roof.

INTERIOR: Nave arcades have round piers and double-chamfered arches. The tower arch is similar, on semi-circular responds, and the chancel is richer, with an inner order on corbels. The nave roof is of crossed arched braces on corbels, and the chancel has a keeled wagon roof. Walls are plastered. The chancel is separated from the main body of the church by a glazed screen across the chancel arch and the west end of the nave is also separated from the church by a partition, inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and has an inserted first floor.

PRINCIPAL FIXTURES: Many of the C19 fixtures have been removed, including the seating. In the chancel is an altar table and communion rail, both with open arcading and probably of 1846. Stained glass in the east window is mid C19. Other fittings of the 1970s, including a font with shallow silver bowl on a timber frame, are in the Mackintosh style.

HISTORY: Parish church of 1846 built by George Gilbert Scott (1811-78). Scott was the most successful church architect of his day, although he was also awarded important secular commissions such as the Albert Memorial and Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras, both in London. St Andrew represents an early work where his preference for the architecture of the late C13 is apparent, and where he has applied his ideas to a church of relatively modest scale. The interior was significantly altered in the 1970s to the designs of Richard Shepley.

SOURCES: Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, West Riding (1967), 530. Lambeth Palace Library, Incorporated Church Building Society Archives.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Church of St Andrew and St Mary, Peterson Road, Wakefield, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * It is an early work, albeit relatively modest, of Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most successful church architect of the C19. * It is an early example of the archaeological approach to C19 Gothic architecture, with its steep roofs, and the style of the late C13 that Scott favoured. * Although it was significantly re-ordered in the 1970s the interior also retains its original architectural features, such as arcades, arches and roofs, and also retains its original altar table and communion rail.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
445060
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 16 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/12309/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Briggs. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].