Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1295734

Date first listed: 11-Dec-1967



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby (District Authority)

Parish: Hensall

National Grid Reference: SE 58293 22596


HENSALL CHURCH LANE SE 52 SE (west side) 3/2 Church of St Paul 11.12.67 GV II* Church. 1854 with later alterations. Architect: William Butterfield; patron: 7th Viscount Downe; builder: Charles Ward of Lincoln. Pinkish-red brick in English bond with ashlar dressings and grey slate roof. 4-bay aisled nave incorporating south-west porch and 3-stage north-west bell tower, 2-bay chancel with single-bay south chapel and 2-bay north vestry. Aesthetic Functionalism. Nave. Entrance to south porch a pointed, chamfered archway under hoodmould; within a pointed plank door in double- chamfered surround. Further entrance to north at base of tower, a plank door within pointed surround under pointed ashlar arch. Tower has gabled stair turret to west side and has slit windows; to narrower third stage are twin-light bell openings with Geometrical-type tracery. Cogged eaves band, pyramidal roof. 4-light pointed west window with intersecting tracery. Aisles have triple-stepped cusped lancet windows within ashlar surrounds. South aisle has stepped external chimney to third bay which has been lowered. Chancel: south side and north vestry have 2-light mullion casement windows. East end of vestry has 2-light Geometrical-type window. East window of 3 lights with Geometrical-type tracery to head within pointed ashlar surround. Sweeping roofline in 2 levels. Interior retains most original features but is of plain design. Nave has pointed arcade on cylindrical piers with moulded capitals and bases. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch on corbelled soffit moulding. Pointed piscina. Floor tiles by Minton. Contemporary pews; painted screen to south chapel; organ; octagonal pulpit; octagonal font. Mosaic reredos, restored in 1970. Some windows have stained glass. Conceived as a group with The Red House (qv) and Hensall Primary School (qv) and with similar groups at Cowick and Pollington. N Pevsner, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 261-262. H S Papworth, The Parish Church of Hensall (dissertation). P Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971, pp 217 and 430.

Listing NGR: SE5829322596


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

Legacy System number: 326475

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Papworth, H S, The Parish Church of Hensall
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 261-262
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 217,430

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