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Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0108 / 54°0'38"N

Longitude: -1.4726 / 1°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 434659

OS Northings: 457324

OS Grid: SE346573

Mapcode National: GBR LQ42.Z0

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.CG03

Entry Name: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary

Listing Date: 15 May 1968

Last Amended: 12 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330712

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south-east side)

6/49 Roman Catholic Church of
Saint Mary (formerly listed
15.5.68 as Church of St Mary
(Roman Catholic))


Church of St Mary. 1831. Coursed squared gritstone, Westmorland slate
roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, central 3 bays slightly projecting and pedimented.
C20 glazed door in addition to right. Ground floor: central single-storey
porch, now blocked to form chapel, flanked by 6-pane sashes with C20 frame
far right. Single-storey projecting bay to left. Round-arched niche with
statue above porch. Other windows are tall sashes with 4 panes, the upper 2
segmental-arched, with projecting sills, first-floor sill band to central 3
bays and first floor lintel band. Eaves cornice, central triangular
pediment with cross in relief. Ashlar coping. Conical ventilator to roof.
Rear: ground-floor windows blocked, first-floor windows as front.
Interior: C20 redecoration and fittings. 2 cast-iron columns with acanthus
capitals support balcony at west end. Ceiling divided into 8 panels with
egg-and-dart mouldings. Large roundel with fan motif to centre panel and
roundels with flower and leaf motifs to outer panels. Organ built 1860 and
installed 1961. The building was designed to look like a private house,
shortly after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. The foundations are
said to have come from the ruins of St Hilda's Chapel, Rudfarlington, but no
early stonework was visible at resurvey. Anon, Handbook of Knaresborough,
(c1889-1900) p 31. H Speight, Nidderdale, (1906) p 48.

Listing NGR: SE3465957324

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