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Church of St Aidan

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gipton and Harehills, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8126 / 53°48'45"N

Longitude: -1.5207 / 1°31'14"W

OS Eastings: 431656

OS Northings: 435254

OS Grid: SE316352

Mapcode National: GBR BPF.W2

Mapcode Global: WHC9D.MF2J

Plus Code: 9C5WRF7H+2P

Entry Name: Church of St Aidan

Listing Date: 26 September 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465206

Also known as: St Aidan's Church, Leeds

ID on this website: 101256175

Location: Harehills Corner, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Gipton and Harehills

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Leeds St Aidan

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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714-1/7/1109 (East side)
26/09/63 Church of St Aidan


Anglican church. 1891-94. By RJ Johnson and A Crawford-Hick,
not completed. Red brick, terracotta, moulded brick and tile
decoration, tile roof; ashlar interior and mosaics completed
1916 by F Brangwyn. Italian-Romanesque style.
PLAN: nave and chancel in one, apsidal W end, N and S aisles,
vestry on S side. Plain round-headed aisle and clerestory
windows, pilasters between and moulded string course below.
EXTERIOR: main front is W end with narrow round-headed windows
to apse in tall decorated arcade, blind arcade above; flanking
square-section turrets with blind arcades, circular top stage
with louvred windows and conical roof. To left is the base of
the intended 61m (200 foot) bell tower: Romanesque-style
doorway with double panelled doors, scrolled hinges, tympanum
with carved stone portrait bust and caption: 'JAMES RUSSELL
WOODFORD VICAR OF LEEDS AD 1868-1873' and motto: 'Look unto
the Rock/ from whence you are hewn', niche with statue of St
Aidan above.
INTERIOR: basilican plan with apsidal east end decorated with
mosaics by Frank Brangwyn, 1916, high chancel with screen wall
also with figured mosaics; high and wide round chancel arch
with tall flanking columns, 11-bay nave arcade of stone
columns on high moulded plinths and arches in Byzantine style,
narrow aisles; west end baptistry has lavish use of coloured
marbles, wrought-iron, stone balustrades. Pulpit with domed
canopy also shows lavish use of coloured marbles, alabaster
plaques. Fine brass lectern with angels blowing trumpets and
high rood screen with full-size figures and kneeling angels.
(St Aidan's Church, Leeds, and the Brangwyn Mosaics: Leeds:

Listing NGR: SE3165635254

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