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Church of St Edward the Confessor

A Grade II Listed Building in Dringhouses & Woodthorpe, York

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.94 / 53°56'23"N

Longitude: -1.1062 / 1°6'22"W

OS Eastings: 458771

OS Northings: 449689

OS Grid: SE587496

Mapcode National: GBR NQQW.9C

Mapcode Global: WHDB4.Z7DC

Plus Code: 9C5WWVQV+XG

Entry Name: Church of St Edward the Confessor

Listing Date: 24 June 1983

Last Amended: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464863

Location: Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, York, YO24

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Dringhouses & Woodthorpe

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Dringhouses St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: York

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Description


YORK

SE5849NE TADCASTER ROAD, Dringhouses
1112-1/26/1217 (East side)
24/06/83 Church of St Edward the Confessor
(Formerly Listed as:
TADCASTER ROAD, Dringhouses
Church of St Edward)

II

Parish church. 1847-9 by Vickers and Hugall of Pontefract.
Vestry enlarged 1902, and spire renewed 1970.
MATERIALS: squared limestone, with green slate roofs.
Fibreglass spire.
PLAN: the church has an aisleless nave, west bell turret,
north porch, lower chancel, and south-east vestry.
EXTERIOR: the west wall has diagonal buttresses, and a central
buttress reducing in 4 stages. To each side there is a moulded
pointed window of 2 lights with Geometrical tracery. At the
apex of the gable there is a 4-sided bell turret, set
diagonally and carried on moulded corbelling. Its lowest stage
has a clock face facing north-west, and the bell openings are
pointed and cusped. The spire is of fibreglass imitating
ashlar. The south wall of the nave is of 4 bays separated by
buttresses. The windows are moulded and pointed and have
Geometrical tracery. Except for the western window, which is
of one light, they are of 2 lights. The north wall of the nave
has 2 similar windows. The gabled porch has a moulded pointed
doorway with angle shafts which have foliated caps, and with
C20 glazed doors. Below the apex of the gable there is a niche
with a statue of St Edward the Confessor. The north wall of
the chancel has two 2-light windows with more elaborate
mouldings which include ball flower decoration and with hood
moulds which have head stops. The east window of the chancel
is of 3 lights with Geometrical tracery and has ornamentation
which includes ball flower decoration and shafts with foliated
caps. The south wall of the vestry has windows with plain
pointed lights, of 2 lights to the left of the door and one to
the right. The east wall of the vestry has a flat head and 2
trefoiled ogee lights.
INTERIOR: not inspected. RCHM record the interior as painted
and gilded, with painted texts and inscribed scrolls in
relief: Minton tiled floor. Nave roof supported on demi-angel
holding shields.
FITTINGS: include octagonal stone pulpit and font, wooden pews
and carved choir stalls.
The stained glass was designed for the church by William
Wailes, 1849. Memorial window of 1932 to Mrs G Brierley by
Bewsey.
MONUMENTS: include: in Vestry, monument to Samuel Francis
Barlow, 1800, removed from earlier chapel: white on grey
marble with fluted base, moulded cornice, with draped urn on

pedestal between two flaming lamps, signed Wm.Stead, York.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York:
Edinburgh: 1980-: 288; RCHME: City of York: South-west of the
Ouse: HMSO: 1972-: 38-40).


Listing NGR: SE5877149689

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