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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in East Layton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4837 / 54°29'1"N

Longitude: -1.7487 / 1°44'55"W

OS Eastings: 416379

OS Northings: 509843

OS Grid: NZ163098

Mapcode National: GBR JJ7L.6H

Mapcode Global: WHC60.3KKL

Plus Code: 9C6WF7M2+FG

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Last Amended: 21 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323242

ID on this website: 101157654

Location: East Layton, North Yorkshire, DL11

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: East Layton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Forcett with Aldborough and Melsonby

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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NZ 10 NE
6/30 Christ Church (formerly listed
as Chapel of Ease)
- II

Chapel of ease. Dated 1895. By J P Pritchett Jun and H D Pritchett for Mrs
Maynard Proud. Ashlar sandstone, plain tile roofs. Cruciform plan, of nave
with south porch, south and north transepts, chancel, crossing tower; 4:1:3
bays; Perpendicular style. South porch: swept stepped diagonal buttresses;
leaved board door in pointed-arched opening of 2 orders, the inner order
shafted with undercut foliage on capitals, the outer order continuously
moulded, and hoodmould with stops carved in Art Nouveau characters "AD" and
"1895"; above door, sundial dated 1893; moulded coping to gable with cross
at apex; in each return wall a 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery and
hoodmould with carved stops; inner door in continuously-moulded pointed
arch. Nave: moulded plinth, swept stepped buttresses dividing bays; 3-light
windows with crested transoms and Perpendicular tracery, hoodmoulds with
carved stops to north and south windows, 4-light window to west. Transepts:
each gable has two 2-light windows with crested transoms, Perpendicular
tracery, and hoodmoulds with head stops to south, shield stops to north;
staircase turret to south; on west side of north transept a moulded doorway
with 4-centred arch. Chancel: to south, 4-centred arched priest's doorway,
on the hoodmould stops the word "Evangelum" in Art Nouveau lettering and a
chalice; above it a 2-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head
stops; 4-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould with head stops; to east,
5-light Perpendicular window with 4-centred arched head and transom, the
lower panels being blind; to north, 3 Perpendicular windows with hoodmoulds
with head stops. Tower: octagonal corner buttresses terminating in turret
finials; on each side a chamfered light vent to the ringing chamber and a
3-light louvred opening with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould with head
stops to the belfry. Interior: ashlar finish throughout; filleted columns
and carved capitals to moulded arches on 4 sides of crossing; carved corbels
carrying arch-braced roof trusses with boarded ceiling; blind window to east
of south transept; dado panelling; original fittings of high quality
including altar, reredos, pulpit, pews, vestry screen across north transept,
and stone font.

Listing NGR: NZ1637909843

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