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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crofton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6583 / 53°39'29"N

Longitude: -1.4297 / 1°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 437788

OS Northings: 418126

OS Grid: SE377181

Mapcode National: GBR LVG4.8B

Mapcode Global: WHDCC.09HV

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342326

Location: Crofton, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Crofton

Built-Up Area: Crofton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Crofton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
3/23 Church of All Saints


Church. Crossing tower c1300 otherwise c1430 Perpendicular for Richard Fleming,
Bishop of Lincoln (a native of Crofton), restored c1875 by Leake and Denison
(Normanton). Cruciform aisless church. Nave, south porch, north and south
transepts, crossing tower, chancel. Plinth and continuous band at low level with
diagonal buttresses at all outer corners. 4-bay nave articulated by offset
buttresses, surmounted by grotesque gargoyles: 2-light windows with cusped lights
and panel tracery (some renewed), hoodmoulds with carved face stops. C15 gabled
porch with groined vault. Inner doorway 2-centred arched of 2 orders with broach
stops. Similar north doorway (blocked). 1 x 1 bay transepts and 2-bay chancel
all have 2-light windows. All gables (at compass points) are coped with cross
finials; continuous parapet with Gothic roll-moulded coping. Set in angle between
nave and south transept semicircular projection with low square-headed doorway
leading to tower which has to each face a single cusped light at ridge level and
2-light belfry window above with clock face to south. Embattled parapet with
corner pinnacles c1875

Interior: roof of C19 arch-braced trusses on stone corbels. Tower carried on four
double-chamfered 2-centred arches of 2 orders. 2-centred arched doorway formerly
leading to rood loft. C15 piscina in sanctuary has trefoil carved head in 2-centred
arched recess. Monuments: the finest in north transept erected to Mary Meyer c1739
by Paul Meyer; another in chancel, large marble monument to Sir Henry Wright Wilson
of Crofton Hall c1836. Furnishings: C15 octagonal font has shields set in quatrefoils
to each face. C19 pews. Two funeral hatchments. Organ set in south transept c1908.
Remains of 2 Saxon crosses.

A fine church prominently sited on top of a hill although there is a tradition that
the church was moved from a site at the bottom of the hill around 1430 by Richard
Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln.

Listing NGR: SE3778818126

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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