CHURCH OF ST WILFRID

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1226034
Date first listed:
25-May-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, TOWN GATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST WILFRID, TOWN GATE

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 20834 37172

Details

LS28 TOWN GATE SE23NW PUDSEY (east side), Calverley 2/161 Church of 25.5.66 St. Wilfrid GV II*

Church. Founded 1154, C14 tower; C15 upper stage of tower and clerestorey; aisles c1844; chancel, vestry and porch c1868-70. All tracery windows much restored C19. Large dressed stone to tower and clerestorey, hammer-dressed stone to aisles and chancel, stone slate roofs. West tower, aisled nave with south porch, chancel with north chapel and vestry. 2-stage tower; plinth, angle buttresses and south-east corner stair tower with 3 lancets, set in base is doorway with ogee lintel. West window of 3 cusped lights surmounted by quatrefoil. Set above in all faces is a 2-light arched window with cusped lights, that to south blocked by octagonal clock face. Cyma-moulded band separates stages; top stage has 3-light belfry openings with panel tracery; lombard frieze to embattled parapet surmounted by crocketed pinnacles. Nave: 4 bays. Lean-to aisles with offset diagonal buttresses. Porch set in 1st bay has pointed-arched doorway with octagonal columns with moulded capitals, diagonal buttresses and crow-stepped gable surmounted by cross. Ribbed vaulted roof. Inner doorway is segmental-pointed of 2 orders with chamfered surrounds and cushion-moulded imposts. 2nd bay of nave has 3-light window with cusped ogee-headed mullioned lights, 3rd and 4th bays and all lights to rest of 2 lights. Clerestorey has traceried 2-light windows set within square-headed double-chamfered surround. Aisle and nave have coped gables with cross to apex. Octagonal chimney to rear at junction with chancel. Lower chancel of 4 bays with arched doorway set in 3rd bay. Other bays have 2-light windows with curvilinear traceried heads set within square-headed double-chamfered surrounds. Offset buttress between 1st and 2nd window. Elaborate 5-light east window with curvilinear tracery flanked by offset buttresses with small gabled vestry attached to northernmost buttress. This has 4-light window with cusped lights.

Interior: nave has pointed-arch arcade of 2 orders carried on octagonal columns with moulded capitals, much renewed C19. Partly obscured small round-arched window to south arcade, possibly of C12 origin. Tower has tall pointed arch of 2 orders slightly skewed with chamfered surround and small 2-centred arched doorway to tower. Chancel has 2-bay arcade to north chapel. C19 roofs to nave and chancel. C14 octagonal pedestal font, the base renewed, with fine early C17 cover of 3 stages with fretted Gothic panels and drop finials to lower stage. c1870 Tudor revival-style pews and choir stalls. East window has some good fragments of medieval glass. Set in base of tower are 10 incised grave slabs dating from the Saxon period to the C14. Also several wall monuments, including tablet to Lady and Sir Walter Calverley, c1752, of polychromatic marble surmounted by an achievement of arms and with 3 putti to apron.

N. Pevsner, Yorkshire : The West Riding, (1979) p153.

Listing NGR: SE2083437172

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
423115
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 153

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Dec 2005
Reference: IOE01/14920/34
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