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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in South Kirkby, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.5943 / 53°35'39"N

Longitude: -1.3171 / 1°19'1"W

OS Eastings: 445297

OS Northings: 411072

OS Grid: SE452110

Mapcode National: GBR MV7W.N8

Mapcode Global: WHDCL.RX0F

Plus Code: 9C5WHMVM+P5

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425362

Location: South Kirkby and Moorthorpe, Wakefield, WF9

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: South Kirkby and Moorthorpe

Built-Up Area: South Kirkby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: South Kirkby All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(south side)
6/75 Church of All Saints
- I

Parish church. C13 and C15; restored. Dressed magnesian limestone, lead-
clad roofs. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, chancel with north
and south chapels. Externally, all Perpendicular. Four-stage tower has
diagonal buttresses with crocketed finials on the offsets, weathered plinth,
and dripbands on 4 levels; restored west doorway has set-in shafts and 2
orders of moulding, nail-head ornament on the head, hollow-moulded hoodmould
with angel stops (worn) and ogee cresting; 4-centred arched west window
(boarded at time of survey, 1987), small looplight to 3rd stage, tall
transomed 3-light belfry windows with restored tracery and hoodmoulds with
figured stops, gargoyles in the band above, and embattled parapet with
crocketed pinnacles at the corners and in the centre of each side; clock
faces in north and south sides of 3rd stage. Buttressed 3-bay south aisle;
2-storey porch to 1st bay, with moulded plinth and diagonal buttresses, with
moulded offsets, very prominent corner gargoyles and crocketed pinnacles, 2-
centred arched doorway with deep moulded surround including a slender shaft,
hoodmould with large figured stops (worn); above the doorway, a row of 5
carved shields (worn), then a restored niche with seated statue, cusped ogee
canopy and crocketed finial, oversailing parapet with ridged coping; a small.
2-light window in each side wall; inner doorway with deeply moulded surround
and hoodmould with large figured stops (worn). To the right, aisle has 2
large restored 4-centred arched 3-light windows with hollow-moulded reveals
and hoodmoulds with block stops, buttresses finished with very prominent
gargoyles and crocketed diagonal pinnacles, and a plain parapet. Two-bay
south chapel, continuous with aisle, has slightly lower but similar windows
with carved stops (worn), buttresses terminating at ½-height but carrying
tall diagonal pinnacles pierced by carved gargoyles and finished with
crocketed finials above the level of an embattled parapet; in east end, a 2-
centred arched 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmould with
large carved stops (worn). North aisle similar to south aisle except that
lst bay has only a small shallow gabled porch (dated 1913) which protects a
round-headed inner doorway with shafts and hollow-moulded surround,
buttresses lack pinnacles and parapet lacks gargoyles. Chancel has re-built
east wall containing a large 2-centred arched 5-light window with
Perpendicular tracery. North chapel has a round-headed east window of 3
cusped lights with Perpendicular tracery above, and in the north wall a
square-headed 3-light window of similar design.
Interior: C13 2-bay nave arcades of circular columns with simple moulded
octagonal caps and matching responds (those at west end embraced by tower
piers, and that on the south side keeled), and wide 2-centred double-
chamfered arches with broach stops; pointed 2-centred chancel arch, and
double-chamfered arches to chapels, both dying into the walls and that on
the left depressed and lower; panelled cove on brattished beam above chancel
arch; nave roof of moulded cambered beams supported by short shafted
wallposts; coffered aisle roofs with roll-moulded beams and carved bosses,
those in the north aisle with carved corbels representing musicians (etc),
mounted in a brattished wallplate.
Chancel and its north and south chapels forming a continuous space
interrupted only by 2-bay arcades terminating in short walls at the east end,
both arcades with octagonal columns and double-chamfered arches, but the
north arcade lower; north chapel has a coffered roof of hollow-moulded beams
with very large carved bosses (now gilded); former doorway between chancel
altar and north chapel blocked with relocated monumental slab to Maria, dau.
of Francis Armytage, (d.1665), with raised decoration including 4 shields of
arms; on wall above this, several early C19 wall monuments to members of
Allott family of Hague Hall; in north chapel, fine aediculed wall monuments
to members of Wentworth family of North Elmsall: (i) Henry (d.1668), with
carved crown including shield and helm; (ii) Thomas (d.1653), with Corinthian
architrave and Latin inscription; (iii) Agnes (d.1668) in Ionic architrave
with open pediment and Latin inscription; (iv) Sir John (d.1720), a marble
tablet in pedimented architrave, signed by Rysbrack. (Reference: Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SE4529811068

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