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Church of St Stephen

A Grade I Listed Building in Fylingdales, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4402 / 54°26'24"N

Longitude: -0.5496 / 0°32'58"W

OS Eastings: 494162

OS Northings: 505940

OS Grid: NZ941059

Mapcode National: GBR SKL3.T3

Mapcode Global: WHGB5.JNHG

Plus Code: 9C6XCFR2+34

Entry Name: Church of St Stephen

Listing Date: 6 October 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148706

English Heritage Legacy ID: 327705

ID on this website: 101148706

Location: St Stephen's Church, Raw, North Yorkshire, YO22

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Fylingdales

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Fylingdales St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: Church building Neoclassical architecture Gothic Revival

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19 December 2022 to correct a typo in the description and to reformat the text to current standards

NZ 9405

CHURCH LANE (east side)
Church of St Stephen



Former Parish Church. 1821 rebuilding on medieval site. Course herringbone-tooled sandstone with ashlar dressings. Purple slate roof. Single-cell preaching box with small sanctuary; South porch and north vestry are early additions. Gothick style. Open-pedimented porch has segment-arched entrance with rusticated voussoirs. Sundial above has dates 1736, 1864 and 1919 with various initials. Wood side benches; and wide six-panel double door with interlaced fanlight; keystone largely concealed by barrel vault of porch. Five-bay nave has pointed-arched windows, with glazing bars and interlaced heads, in architraves with imposts. All rest on a cill band except for shorter window above door. Small square-headed door in south chancel wall; east window similar and flanked by big stepped diagonal buttresses. North nave wall has three short windows, similar to that above door, lighting the gallery. West windows similar to east. Vestry has 15-pane fixed light with two opening panes. OSBM on south-eash corner of nave. West bell-cupola had only its damaged wood frame remaining at time of survey.

Interior: Complete late Georgian fittings. Panelled gallery, around north and west sides, rests on Roman Doric columns. Lateral south pulpit has sounding board and stairs with turned balusters and ramped handrail. Complete box pews, including one named for the Farsyde family with coat of arms. Various memorial tablets to the Farsyde family. Small early C18 font with low, conical open cover.

Listing NGR: NZ9416105939

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