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Church of St Wilfred

A Grade I Listed Building in Brayton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7718 / 53°46'18"N

Longitude: -1.0848 / 1°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 460419

OS Northings: 430997

OS Grid: SE604309

Mapcode National: GBR NSVT.YN

Mapcode Global: WHFD2.9GP9

Plus Code: 9C5WQWC8+P3

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfred

Listing Date: 17 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 325863

ID on this website: 101132537

Location: St Wilfrid's Church, Brayton, North Yorkshire, YO8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Brayton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Brayton St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: York

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Church. C12-C15 with C19 additions. Magnesian limestone ashlar with
slate roof. 4-bay chancel, 3-bay aisled nave, south porch and west
tower. C13 - early C14 chancel: south side has buttress, doorway and
lancet window to third bay, otherwise 2-light windows with Geometrical
tracery. 4-light east window with Curvilinear tracery. Mid C19 vestry
to north. Nave: north aisle retains lancet window to west otherwise
windows with Perpendicular tracery throughout. C19 south porch covers
late C12 doorway with 4 orders of arches with beakhead, medallion and
chevron ornament and roll moulding. 3 orders of nook shafts and
responds with interlaced and figurative decoration. Decorated square
abaci. C12 embattled 3-stage tower with small lancet windows and with a
string-course at cill level and a continuous billet frieze at impost
level which rises above the openings to form hood-moulds. Corbel table
to battlements. Above, a Perpendicular octagon with 2-light bell-
openings crowned by slender octagonal stone spire. Interior: C12
chancel arch of 2 orders, the inner order with chevron moulding and the
outer a plain roll moulding supported by responds with capitals with
interlaced motifs and decorated square abaci. Early C14 nave arcade of
double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. C12 tower arch with
scalloped capitals. In the south wall of the chancel is a partly recut
sedilia with crocket finials, also a C16 chest tomb to Lord D'Arcy
d.1558 and wife Dorothea with effigies mutilated during the
Protectorate. Wall monuments to Robinson and Thomas Morley (1766) and
to Joseph Thompson (d.1809) both by Fishers of York. Stained glass to
east window by H Hughes, 1878. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, The West Riding,
1979, pp144-5. __________________________

Listing NGR: SE6041930996

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