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Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
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SE 36350 33582



SE3633 COLTON ROAD, Whitkirk 714-1/37/1246 (West side (off)) 26/09/63 Church of St Mary


Anglican church. C15, chancel rebuilt 1901 by GF Bodley; restored 1855-56, re-ordered c1990. Perpendicular style. EXTERIOR: heavy nave and aisle parapets projecting on large corbels. Large 3-light pointed N and S aisle windows with buttresses between, and small arched clerestory windows. West tower with diagonal buttresses embattled parapet on corbels and carved obelisk pinnacles, 2-light belfry, squat lead-clad spire. Gabled S porch, vaulted, stone roof. INTERIOR: short nave with arcades of short octagonal piers with double-chamfered arches. MONUMENTS: Sir Robert Scargill, d.1531-2 and wife, d.1546-7: tomb chest with mourners and recumbent alabaster effigies above. Viscount Irwin of Temple Newsam, d.1688 and wife, d.1746, formerly with tomb chest, fine effigies, the Viscount semi-reclining, his wife originally on his left, now at his head, his daughter who died aged 2, originally on his right, now on his left; pilasters and segmental pediment against wall as background by John van Nost erected in 1697, tomb chest removed (probably from chancel) and figures re-grouped against the S aisle wall c1970. John Smeaton (engineer), 1792, wall tablet on N wall of chancel, relief of Eddystone lighthouse, by Robert Cooke, Smeaton was born in the parish and buried under the chancel. Viscount Irwin by Nollekens, 1810, draped woman with large urn. Lord William Gordon by Henry Westmacott 1824, tablet with relief figure in Highland dress. The chancel S chapel was founded as a chantry in 1448-49. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N (revised Radcliffe): Yorkshire, The West Riding: London: 1967-: 350, 642).

Listing NGR: SE3635033582


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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: 26 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/00286/02
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