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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1315728



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Heslerton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Oct-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 329349

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HESLERTON EAST HESLERTON VILLAGE SE 97 NW 5/10 Church of St Andrew 10.10.66 GV I Church. 1877. By G E Street for Sir Tatton Sykes. Sandstone ashlar on chamfered plinth; polished grey stone columns. Tiled roofs except to spire which is of stone slates; wrought-iron crosses to spire and chancel. West porch; 5-bay nave, south baptistry and north tower; raised chancel and vestry. Open narthex porch on columns with foliate capitals. Pointed west door of 2 orders, the inner with fleuron mouldings, on paired side shafts. Recessed flanking lancets. Continuous hoodmould on foliate corbels. Over narthex, recessed window of 5 stepped lancets beneath semicircular moulded arch. Crocketed gable cross. On south side, baptistry projects at western end, with sexfoil window in gable end. 3 lancets with side shafts and gabled buttress to east. Moulded sill and impost bands. Nave north side west of tower repeats the south side. 2-stage square tower is angle- buttressed, on chamfered roll-moulded plinth, and has north-west vice with slit openings. Pointed west door on leafy iron hinges beneath hoodmould continuous with nave sill band. Pointed recessed windows over door and in north face, of 3 stepped lancets with slender shafts and moulded capitals beneath hoodmoulds. Sexfoil window to east. Around upper edge of this stage is a band of 3 lancets to all sides except south. Octagonal bell- stage, broached at base, has louvred lancet openings recessed beneath continous hoodmould. Between bell openings are 4 statues, originally destined for Bristol Cathedral, on carved brackets beneath trefoil-headed canopies. Octagonal spire over corbel table, with lucarnes and quatrefoils recessed in roundels. Chancel windows are lancets beneath pointed arches on shafts with foliate capitals. Moulded sill and impost bands. Windows separated by dwarf shouldered buttresses on double-chamfered bases, continuing as pilasters above impost band. Vestry projects on north side, with east window of 5 stepped lancets beneath gable end. Half-conical roof to apse, with wheel gable cross. All gables coped, and pierced cresting to nave, baptistry and vestry roofs. Splendid castellated rainwater hoppers with tourelles survive around the eaves. Interior: tall pointed tower arch of 2 orders, the inner on shafts with moulded capitals, the outer roll-moulded. Similar chancel arch on clustered shafts with moulded capitals beneath leaf-stopped hoodmould. Low pointed vestry arch, north of chancel, is keel-moulded beneath similar hoodmould. All window openings have shafts with foliate capitals and leaf-stopped hoodmoulds. Moulded sill and impost bands. Double sedilia beneath trefoil- arches with dogtooth moulding and side shafts; continuous leaf-stopped hoodmould. 2 trefoil-headed piscinae. Charming low-relief carving of The Annunciation in tympanum of tower vestry-door. Original fittings survive intact. Lobed octagonal font with carved sides on pedestal of clustered columns and with flat cover enriched with fleur-de-lys wrought ironwork. Polished grey stone pulpit. Wrought-iron baptistry and rood screens, the latter on polished grey stone plinth. Painted polyptych altarpiece. All the Clayton and Bell stained glass survives. Particularly notable, the delightful Creation almost hidden by the organ, and the west window Nativity. Roofs. 4 bays of nave wagon-roofed in timber: fifth bay cross-vaulted in timber. Chancel and tower are rib-vaulted in stone. Chancel has centre boss over apse, the tower an oculus. Baptistry is tunnel vaulted. Church is notable for being a complete survival of a Street design, without alteration and with fittings intact.

Listing NGR: SE9261276652

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National Grid Reference: SE 92611 76653


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