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Latitude: 53.7692 / 53°46'8"N
Longitude: -1.4175 / 1°25'2"W
OS Eastings: 438494
OS Northings: 430469
OS Grid: SE384304
Mapcode National: GBR LSJV.XL
Mapcode Global: WHDBS.6J8C
Plus Code: 9C5WQH9M+M2
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 3 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1247710
English Heritage Legacy ID: 429022
Location: Swillington, Leeds, LS26
Civil Parish: Swillington
Built-Up Area: Swillington
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Swillington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 33 SE
3rd February 1967
CHURCH LANE LS26(north side)Church of St. Mary
Parish church.Late C14 or early C15,with tower rebuilt 1884(Pevsner),Magnesian limestone ashlar,tower of gritstone;stone slate roof.West tower,nave with north and south aisles,chancel with C19 vestry on north side.Three-stage Perpendicular-styled tower with diagonal buttresses has a moulded west door with crocketed hoodmould,a three-light window above,a small medieval nich re-located above this,two-light louvred belfry windows,and a corbel table to an embattled parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles.Decorated five-bay aisle with buttresses have two-centred arched two-light windows with restored mullions and tracery;south aisle has gabled porch to second bay,with chamfered two-centred outer arch and hoodmould,restored inner doorway with fielded panel doors;nave has four square-headed two-light windows with chamfered mullions;east end of south aisle has a three-light window with reticulated tracery.Three-bay buttressed chancel has a restored segmental-headed priest door in the centre,two two-light window with mouchettes in the head to the right and a C19 three-light window to the left,with intersecting tracery;large C19 east window of three lights with similar tracery.Interior:five-bay arcades of octagonal colummns with double-chamfered arches,similar chancel arch (modern steel-framed roof to nave);chancel has roof of four cambered and brattished beams with short king-posts and unusual stout curved struts to low-pitched principal rafters;cinquefoil-headed triple
sedilia,trefoil-headed piscina with projecting bowl;numerous wall monuments to the Lowther family,mostly C18;in south wall of south aisle,a large cusped ogee-headed recess containing remains of an oak effigy in a glass case.
Listing NGR: SE3849430469
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