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Church of St Michael and Our Lady (Wragby Parish Church)

A Grade I Listed Building in Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6506 / 53°39'2"N

Longitude: -1.3846 / 1°23'4"W

OS Eastings: 440776

OS Northings: 417300

OS Grid: SE407173

Mapcode National: GBR LVS7.12

Mapcode Global: WHDCC.PHWQ

Plus Code: 9C5WMJ28+65

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and Our Lady (Wragby Parish Church)

Listing Date: 25 March 1968

Last Amended: 9 October 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253565

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436804

Location: Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kinsley with Wragby

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Description

HUNTWICK WITH FOULBY NOSTELL PARK
SE 4017
AND NOSTELL
6/39 Church of St. Michael
25.3.1968 and Our Lady (Wragby
Parish Church).
(Formerly listed as
"Church of St.
Michael")
GV I

Church. Dated 1533 in chancel; restored. Coursed squared sandstone, stone
slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel with continuous north and south
aisles. Perpendicular style. The unbuttressed tower has a chamfered plinth,
a 2-centred arched west doorway with 2 orders of hollow moulding, and a
hoodmould, a 3-light west window with Perpendicular tracery and a hoodmould,
and above this a niche with cusped ogee head and a finial flanked 2 carved
wheel patterns on each side, a dripmould to the belfry stage, 2-light louvred
belfry windows with Perpendicular tracery and hoodmoulds, and an embattled
parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. The 4-bay nave has a clerestorey
of 4 deeply-recessed square-headed windows each of 3 arched lights with
hollow spandrels and hoodmoulds. The aisles are buttressed and have deeply-
recessed windows, all of 3 cusped lights with Perpendicular tracery, with
hollow-moulded reveals and hoodmoulds; and embattled parapets; there is a
gabled porch to the 1st bay of the south aisle, with 2-centred arched outer
doorway moulded in 2 orders, and hoodmould with figured stops, a dripmould
following the gable and carried round, and a high embattled parapet with a
sundial mounted in the apex over the doorway. The chancel has a large
transomed east window with cusped lights and Perpendicular tracery.
Interior: nave and chancel arcades of double-chamfered 2-centred arches on
octagonal columns with moulded caps; kingpost roof to nave; coffered ceiling
to chancel, with moulded beams and carved bosses; Latin inscription on
wallplate in chancel commemorating Prior Alured (Comyn - penultimate prior of
the Augustinian Priory of St Oswald) "who caused this choir to be built the
ninth year of his Priorate and in the year of Our Lord 1533;" cylindrical
Norman font with large zig-zag decoration (brought from Auburn near
Bridlington in 1830); Flemish carved reredos; wall monument to Sir Rowland
Winn (4th baronet), by Flaxman, 1806. Pulpit with C17 Venetian carved panels
in Turkish boxwood, and sounding board; hatchments of Winn family (in
chancel) and Arms of Charles II (above door); Cl8 organ case.


Listing NGR: SE4077917297

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