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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.716 / 53°42'57"N

Longitude: -1.6358 / 1°38'9"W

OS Eastings: 424130

OS Northings: 424457

OS Grid: SE241244

Mapcode National: GBR KT0G.NN

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.VV6M

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340966

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley West

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


29.3.63 Church of All Saints


Perpendicular Church. Circa 1485, incorporating parts of C.13
Church. Restored 1872-3 by Walter Hanstock. Deeply coursed
stone. Stone slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel with
lean-to aisles, south porch, recent vestry to north. Corbelled
out machicolated and castellated parapet with tall square pinnacles.
2-light louvred and traceried openings to bell chamber. Four 2-
light square headed clerestory windows to nave. Buttressed aisles
with 2, 3 and 4 light square headed windows some with round arched
lights, some with stained glass. Some have been restored.
Decorated south doorway. 5-light traceried Perpendicular east
window with 4-light and 3-light square headed window with round
arched lights to left and right respectively.

3 bay Decorated south arcade, c.1330, with quatrefoil piers and
double chamfered arches. North arcade c.1485, of octagonal piers
with double chamfered arches. Chancel arch in the base of which
south side is a narrow rood stair with ogee head. The Mirfield
Chapel to north founded c.1485 has completely preserved parclose
screen, and contains 2 alabaster effigies of Sir William and Lady
Anne Mirfield, c.1496, on stone tomb chest with low relief carving
of a series of ladies holding shields. The Lady Chapel, to south,
has parclose screen probably later C.16, the cornice band of which
is decorated with shields, mermen and dragons. The screen was
restored in 1852 using cast iron. 8 sided, ribbed font dated 1662.
South aisle window contains a crucifixion scene made up of fragments
of C.14 glass.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1979.

Listing NGR: SE2413324456

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