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Church of the Ascension

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whixley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0188 / 54°1'7"N

Longitude: -1.3268 / 1°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 444204

OS Northings: 458297

OS Grid: SE442582

Mapcode National: GBR MP5Z.J3

Mapcode Global: WHD9N.L7DY

Plus Code: 9C6W2M9F+G7

Entry Name: Church of the Ascension

Listing Date: 15 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189906

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330654

ID on this website: 101189906

Location: Church of the Ascension, Whixley, North Yorkshire, YO26

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Whixley

Built-Up Area: Whixley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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15.3.66 II*

Church of the Ascension. Mainly early C14 with some restoration 1862
possibly by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Ashlar with stone and lead roof.
West tower, 3-bay nave with north and south aisles enclosing tower, 2-bay
chancel. West tower of 3 stages with Perpendicular window to belfry,
embattled parapet with crocketted finials and pyramidal roof. North and
south aisles of 4 bays with intersected tracery to two 3-light windows.
South porch has hoodmould with head-stops, the arch has ballflower
decoration. Lower, 2-bay chancel has two 3-light windows similar to aisle.
Door between has hoodmould with head-stops. East window of 5 lights with
cusping and 6-pointed roundel to top. Chancel north side has a round-headed
window at east end. Buttresses to aisles and chancel have offsets and
ridged sloping tops repeated in the window ledges. Ashlar copings with
crocketted finials, gable cross to chancel. Interior: quatrefoil columns
carry north and south arcades under the tower. Double-chamfered arches have
hoodmoulds on head-stops. South aisle has piscina at east end and tomb of
Christopher Tancred (d. 1754) at the west end. Christopher Tancred's tomb
was removed from the chapel at Whixley Hall (q.v.) in 1905.

Listing NGR: SE4420458297

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