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Church of St Joseph and St Francis Xavier (Catholic)

A Grade II Listed Building in Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4041 / 54°24'14"N

Longitude: -1.7423 / 1°44'32"W

OS Eastings: 416825

OS Northings: 500986

OS Grid: NZ168009

Mapcode National: GBR JK8J.L1

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.6KLM

Entry Name: Church of St Joseph and St Francis Xavier (Catholic)

Listing Date: 19 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439831

Location: Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Richmond

Built-Up Area: Richmond

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond with Holy Trinity with Hudswell

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

NZ 1600 NE (north side)

Catholic Church


Roman Catholic Church. 1867-8, designed by George Goldie. Coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Single nave and chancel
with curved apse aisles, western porch and south western tower.
Gothic Revival style. Chamfered plinth, flush ashlar quoins and cill
bands, raised coped gables with kneelers and finials. South, entrance
front, has projecting single storey lean-to porch with five pointed
arches, containing 3 traceried windows and single flanking doors.
Above 3 tall chamfered lancets, and a quatrefoil tracery circular
window above. To the right a 2 light pointed arch window. To the left
the tall slender tower with a square base rising to an octagonal bell
-stage with short octagonal stone spire with 4 lucarnes. The lower
stages have small stair lancets, and the bell-stage 4 narrow lancet
bell openings. Clerestory has 5 circular windows to each side with
chamfered quatrefoils. Aisles has pairs of chamfered lancets and
alternating buttresses, with projecting vestry to east with external
gable stack and circular stair turret with conical lead roof and
finial. Projecting boilerhouse to west has tall circular stack.
North apsidal end has three large, 3-light pointed arch windows with
cinquefoil and trefoil tracery. Interior. Nave has 4 bay east arcade
and 5 bay west arcade, with circular piers and responds with chamfered
bases and stiff-leaf capitals, and plain, slightly chamfered arches.
North west bay has panel tracery and dividing slender pier. Wooden
roofs supported on curved stone corbels. Fine ashlar and marble
curved reredos, and pulpit. Later wooden reredoses to aisles.
Original C19 pews survive in the nave. Some good quality late C19
stained glass. Wooden organ and gallery to south.

Listing NGR: NZ1682500986

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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