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Wakefield (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 46266 22411


PONTEFRACT SOUTH BAILEYGATE SE 4622 SW (north-west side) 6/60 29.7.50 Church of All Saints


Church, partly ruinous. C14 and C15 with alterations of 1838 and late 1960s. C19 work by Chantrell, C20 work by G G Pace. Ashlar sandstone, partly rendered, C20 brick; Welsh slate roofs. Cruciform plan: ruined aisled nave with north and south porches and C20 inserted nave; north and south transepts restored in C19; crossing tower with octagon; ruined aisled chancel with C19 inserted sanctuary. Decorated and Perpendicualr style. South aisle of nave: 4 bays; in 2nd bay, porch: buttresses flank continously-moulded pointed-arched opening with hoodmould; offset half-way up level of doorway; coping to flat roof; to 1st bay, buttress to left and pointed window opening; bays to right of porch have been lost. Nave south clerestorey: 4 window of paired trefoiled lights with continuous hoodmould. West end of nave: buttresses flank wide four-centred arched doorway which breaks up into sill of large, formerly Perpendicular, window, formerly with hoodmould; 2-light opening to roof space. North nave clerestorey: as south. North nave aisle: in 2nd bay from west, 2 storey porch, not projecting much from wall, with double-chamfered continuously-moulded pointed-arched doorway, barrel-vaulted portal and continuously-moulded inner doorway with rolls to pointed arch; single light on first floor; window flanked by stepped buttresses. North transept: rendered, north side: stepped buttresses flank pointed doorway with hoodmould; above 3-light mullioned and transomed pointed window. South transept: early 019; on south side, stepped buttresses flank pointed doorway with hoodmould, above, 5-light Perpendicular window; two 2-light windows east and west. Central tower: each side of belfry stage has paired windows, each of 2 trefoiled lights, with quatrefoil in pointed arch above and hoodmoulds, the openings being deeply undercut; pierced parapet with corner pinnacles; octagon has smaller paired tre- foiled lights with hoodmould to cardinal points; crenellated parapet above ban, 1 pinnacle to north; west face of belfry has, at base of openings, clock face in ogee crocketed canopy, about 2 blind quatrefoils, flanked by blind gablets; clock face to east. Chancel, 3 bays: south chapel has central doorway flanked by windows with reticulated tracery, east window was Perpendicular; little remains of the rest of the chancel, although a fragment of the south arcade western respond seems to be C12. Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers and double-chamfered pointed arches; on inside of north wall, tracery of large Perpendicular window, probably from the west window; in 2 eastern bays, brick C20 inserted nave with 5 medieval heads set hight up, and with board-marked concrete eaves; inside it are Victorian pews; in south chancel aisle, ogee-headed tomb niche; north wall also has tomb recess, chancel has C19 inserted sanctuary of canted plan, inside which is blind arcading below windows.

Listing NGR: SE4626622411


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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: 25 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/08850/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Briggs. Source Historic England Archive
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