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Church of St Hilda (Roman Catholic)

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4854 / 54°29'7"N

Longitude: -0.6173 / 0°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 489677

OS Northings: 510887

OS Grid: NZ896108

Mapcode National: GBR SJ4K.5W

Mapcode Global: WHG9Y.HJ98

Entry Name: Church of St Hilda (Roman Catholic)

Listing Date: 20 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468891

Location: Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO21

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Whitby

Built-Up Area: Whitby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Whitby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

WHITBY
NZ 89 10 VICTORIA SQUARE
(North side)
665/3/10012 Bagdale

CHURCH OF ST HILDA
R.C. Church

II

Roman Catholic church. 1867. Designed by M E Hadfield. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and slate roofs with ridge tiles and coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. Nave and chancel; under single roof with narrow side aisles. Chamfered plinth. West front has central doorway approached up 4 steps. Central double doors in triple pointed arch with columns in slightly projecting gabled porch with patera and central niche. Above a row of five short lancet windows and above again a circular window with quatrefoil. Left side has single lancet and hipped slate roof Right side has tower with narrow stair lights, topped with squat octagonal spire. North front has 3 lancet windows alternating with buttresses with set-offs, single priests doorway. East end has slightly narrower chancel, with single 3-light plate tracery window at east end. South front has later projecting gabled porch with deeply set round headed opening with moulded imposts. Slightly projecting south aisle has 4 chamfered lancets with buttresses between and finials to all 4 gables. To left single 2-light plate tracery window in pointed arch surround. INTERIOR has alternating circular and octagonal arcade piers and responds with tall chamfered arches and plain capitals. Chancel defined by painted wooden rood screen and side walls decorated with double blind arcades, those to the east wall with painted scenes in the upper arcades. Original wooden pews. Minton tile floors. Elaborate carved reredos has seven canopies with painted figures. Stone altar supported on marble columns. Boarded roofs, that to chancel painted. Lady chapel has elaborately painted roof.


Listing NGR: NZ8967710887

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