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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Normanton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6979 / 53°41'52"N

Longitude: -1.4148 / 1°24'53"W

OS Eastings: 438737

OS Northings: 422539

OS Grid: SE387225

Mapcode National: GBR LTKP.H4

Mapcode Global: WHDC5.79KZ

Plus Code: 9C5WMHXP+43

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 18 February 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437050

ID on this website: 101253747

Location: All Saints' Church, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: Normanton

Built-Up Area: Normanton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Normanton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(west side)
Church of All Saints

Church. Part c.1300 but mostly Cl4 and Cl5; restored in C19 (and some
repairs in progress at time of survey, 1986). Coursed dressed sandstone
blocks, stone slate roof. Perpendicular style. West tower, nave with north
and south aisles, chancel with south chapel. Three-stage tower has diagonal
buttresses with 4 offsets, moulded plinth, restored 3-light west window with
cavetto-moulded reveal and hoodmould with small figured stops (worn), above
this a small ogee-headed niche with a carved angel beneath and crocketed
pinnacles above, a dripmould to the slightly set-back belfry stage, with
clock faces in the centre on all sides, belfry windows of 2 cusped lights
with double-chamfered reveals and hoodmoulds with carved stops, a corbel-
table to an embattled parapet and crocketed corner pinnacles (restored); the
south side has 3 chamfered lancets irregularly disposed at the 2nd stage, and
the south-west corner has very small looplights to the integral staircase.
Three-bay south aisle, rebuilt in C19 with large square-headed mullioned
windows, except for 1st bay which has low gabled medieval porch with
diagonal buttresses, a chamfered 2-centred arched outer doorway, a similar
inner doorway, and roof carried on 2 massive chamfered transverse arches.
Nave has 4 clerestorey windows, each of 2 cusped lights. Chapel, attached to
south side of chancel under parallel roof, of 3 unequal bays, with
buttresses, has a Tudor-arched priest door to the left of the wider middle
bay, 3 large 4-light mullioned windows with round-headed lights and hollow
spandrels (1st window with lowered sill), a corbel table and plain parapet;
and at east end a large 2-stage transomed window with 5 round headed lights
below and 10 above. Chancel has C19 4-light east window with tracery.
Interior: north arcade c.1300, of quatrefoil piers and double-chamfered
arches, with chamfer stops; south arcade of octagonal columns and double-
chamfered arches; chapel arcade similar to this; chapel roof of 3 king-post
trusses with V-struts, trenched purlins with small down windbraces; piscina
in north side of east respond of north arcade; aumbry in chapel; octagonal
font with carved traceried motifs; monument to John Freeston (d. 1594) in
form of a tall shrine with Ionic columns and plain sheilds (at east end of
north aisle but formerly in chancel); tablet to Favill family, (1722) with
side swags, scrolled pediment, and angel and 2 skulls below; large bas-relief
obelisk to John Smith of Newland (d. 1746), with cartouche and open pediment;
and at west end of nave, very large wall obelisk over a tablet, the obelisk
Inscribed to James Torre (d. 1699), and the tablet beneath, framed by
consoles, to other members of Torre family.

Listing NGR: SE3873722539

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