CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1237399
Date first listed:
15-Sep-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE LS25

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE LS25

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Kippax
National Grid Reference:
SE 41684 30329

Details

SE 43 SW GARFORTH CHURCH LANE LS25 Kippax

3/8 Church of St. Mary

GV I

Church. Anglo-Saxon or early Norman, altered at various dates. Magnesian limestone rubble mostly in herringbone courses, with quoins; low-pitched lead-clad roof concealed by a parapet. West tower, nave, chancel, and C19 vestry. The tower (top stage remodelled probably in C13), has diagonal buttresses of that period, a round-headed lancet in each of the south and west sides of the 1st stage, two-centred arched belfry windows of 2 cusped lights with stone louvres, and an embattled parapet with C19 crocketed corner pinnacles. The south side of the nave has a small two-centred arched doorway with chamfered surround and hoodmould, protected by a gabled porch of large coursed blocks, with a moulded two-centred arched outer doorway, and a roof truss with cambered tie-beam and short octagonal crown post; each side of the porch is a deeply recessed two-centred arched window with moulded surround and straight chamfered mullions making three lights, and further right a 4-centred arched 3-light window with similar mullions, and a C19 arched 2-light window. The north side of the nave has a doorway similar to the south door to the right, and above this the remains of the right-hand half of a former round-headed opening, to the left patched masonry suggesting two former windows (perhaps Perpendicular), and at a higher level three round-arched lancets like those in the tower but under a simple extrados with stops. The line of a former steeply-pitched roof is visible on the east wall of the tower, and part of the gable remains as a sloped parapet at the west end. The chancel, also of herringbone masonry, but with a steeply-pitched slate roof, has a small round-headed priest doorway with chamfered surround, a C19 window to the left, a tall window of 2 lancet lights to the right, and a large recessed 2-centred arched east window of 4 lights with intersecting tracery and moulded surround. Interior: purlin roof carried by cambered beams with arch bracing to short wall-posts supported by stone corbels; round-headed tower arch; depressed 2-centred and double-chamfered chancel arch springing from moulded semi-octagonal corbels; in south-east corner of chancel a double piscina (or piscina and aumbry), one part in each wall, with corner colonnette, moulded extrados; attached to wall to right of chancel arch, fragments of a Saxon cross with carved human figure; octagonal cup-shaped font dated 1663, and elaborately carved font cover with foliated panels and ogee cresting; various wall monuments to members of Bland family of Kippax Park.

Listing NGR: SE4168230329

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
428648
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 02 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/00546/04
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