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Lancaster (District Authority)
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SD 48170 53585


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SD 45 SE 12/76

ELLEL Kings Lee Chapel (Formerly listed as Church of St. Mary, previously listed as Chapel of St.Mary in the grounds of Ellel Grange)


GV II* Church, built in 1873 by W. & G. Audsley on Ellel Grange (q.v.) estate. Now disused. Coursed rock-faced sandstone with steep slate roof. High Victorian Gothic style. Comprises a nave, lower apsidal chancel, north porch with tower, north vestry, and south organ chamber. Porch tower of square plan with angle buttresses, broached to an octagon with trefoiled lancet bell openings and with a stone spire with 2 pierced bands of red sandstone. Doorway has 2 moulded orders whose red granite angle shafts have capitals whose foliation continues as an impost band, and a trefoiled inner arch. Windows have geometric tracery of various designs. West wall has angle buttresses and a window of 4 lights. South nave wall has 2 bays separated by a buttress and windows of 3 lights. North nave wall also has 2 bays with 3-light windows. Apse has lancets. Interior. Porch has arcading with marble shafts. Interior walls of sandstone ashlar with polychome banding. Nave has wagon roof with paintings on panels. Around the walls is low timber arcaded panelling. On the south side an arch opens into the organ chamber, with the organ remaining. The inner order of the pointed chancel arch is carried on corbelled marble shafts with foliated capitals. Below are wrought iron railings on a marble base. On the north side is a carved stone pulpipt. The chancel roof is decorated by painting and gilding. A cusped carved rib carried on marble shafts separates the main roof from the aspidal end, which has radiating ribs. The lancet windows form a moulded arcade, the arches separated by attached square marble piers with foliated capitals. Above and below the openings are foliated bands. The reredos is of carved alabaster. The original floor tiles remain. Each window has finely-detailed stained glass, although the glass to some of the windows in the apse has been badly damaged by vandals.

Listing NGR: SD4817053585


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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: 09 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08632/19
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