CHURCH OF ST GILES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1315980

Date first listed: 12-Dec-1986

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GILES, THE GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GILES, THE GREEN

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

District: York (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Skelton

National Grid Reference: SE 56849 56557

Summary

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History

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Details

SE 55 NE SKELTON THE GREEN (north side)

4/80 Church of St Giles (formerly listed as Church of All Saints)

GV I

Church. c1240 with restorations of 1814-18 by Henry Graham and 1863 by Ewan Christian. Probably by the masons of the south transept of York Minster. Magnesian Limestone, Westmorland slate. 2-bay aisled nave and single-bay aisled chancel with bellcote at junction. West front: nave and aisles divided by buttresses, with dogtooth string course at sill level which runs round whole of facade. Central lancet with nook-shafts with annulets and dogtooth decoration beneath oculus. Aisles: lancets with dogtooth to hoodmoulds. Low angle buttresses. South porch: exact C19 copy of original pointed doorway of 4 orders with stiff leaf capitals and dogtooth decoration. South aisle: 2 very narrow lancets flanking a priests' door. North aisle: 3 very narrow lancets with blocked doorway opposite south porch. East end: triple stepped lancets with collared shafts and dogtoothdecorated beneath vesica flanked by buttresses lancets to aisles and angle buttresses. Interior: tall pointed arcades of 2 chamfered orders on filleted quadripartite piers with similar chancel arch. The external string course is echoed inside as are the nook-shafts are of original Purbeck marble. Contemporary font with facetted decoration. Memorials. Tomlinson Bunting, died 1768. White tablet on grey mount with shell motif below and orange marble frieze carrying pediment with arms. Joseph and Sarah Hotham, erected by Sir Richard Hotham in 1791. White shield. Grey mount with shield to base. This is a particularly fine and complete example of C13 church building. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966. Wilson,C, O'Connor D and Thompson M, St Giles Skelton, A Brief Guide, 1978. Christian E Architectural Illustrations of Skelton Church, Yorkshire, 1846.

Listing NGR: SE5684956555

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 328614

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Christian, E , Architectural Illustrations of Skelton Church Yorkshire, (1846)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966)
Wilson, , O'Connor, , Thompson, , St Giles Skelton A Brief Guide, (1978)

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