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York Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Micklegate, York

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.9561 / 53°57'22"N

Longitude: -1.0896 / 1°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 459839

OS Northings: 451499

OS Grid: SE598514

Mapcode National: GBR NQTP.XL

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.7TDJ

Entry Name: York Baptist Church

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464497

Location: York, YO1

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Micklegate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Micklegate Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


YORK

SE5951NE PRIORY STREET
1112-1/15/893 (South West side)
York Baptist Church

GV II

Baptist Church. 1862, with later alteration. By William
Peachey. Yellow-grey dressed stone on plinth, with grey ashlar
chamfered plinth band and dressings; slate roof with stone
coped gables.
PLAN: 4-bay aisled nave with clerestory, articulated by gabled
pilaster buttresses; north-west entrance foyer and 2-stage
north tower between similar dwarf buttresses; vestry, offices
and Sunday School at south-east end.
EXTERIOR: in north-west end, central entrance is 4-centred
moulded arch on colonnette shafts with annulets and foliate
capitals: square-headed doorway with C20 glazed double doors
beneath tympanum containing sunk spherical triangle carved in
relief with trefoils. Above, 3-light window in 2-centred arch
with traceried head, and moulded sillstring on foliate stops.
In gable end, blind trefoil enclosed in moulded spherical
triangle surround. Lancets flank central door. At each end,
original doors in 2-centred arches similar to that of centre
door altered to windows, the right one beneath small cusped
rose window in moulded surround. Left one occupies ground
stage of north tower: on north-east face, ground stage opening
is a trefoil-headed 1-light window. Second stage openings on
both faces are windows of paired trefoil-headed lights in
2-centred arches with traceried heads, over moulded
sillstrings. Tower parapet panelled with shallow traceried
mouldings, over moulded eaves string. All openings in tower
and north-west end have corbel-stopped hoodmoulds.
On north-east side, nave aisle has windows of paired
trefoil-headed lights in 2-centred arches with traceried
heads, beneath stepped, tripled trefoil-headed lights over
moulded sillstring interrupted by buttresses. Eaves course is
moulded. Clerestory openings are plain glazed roundels,
beneath eaves corbel table.
Further east, double gabled front to office and school block:
left gable is surmounted by bellcote, the right by
wrought-iron gable cross. Entrance in shallow, steeply-gabled
porch through 2-centred arch on colonnettes with carved
capitals and corbel-stopped hood: square-headed C20 glazed
door deeply recessed beneath tympanum carved with sunken
circular panel containing central boss in high relief. Porch
flanked by paired lancet windows with blind heads relief
carved with corbel heads. On first floor, window of 3
trefoil-headed lancets flanked by lancets similar to those on
ground floor, all with corbel-stopped hoods. In gable end,
cinquefoiled oculus beneath louvred lancet with hood. In
second gable front, ground floor window is of 4 grouped

trefoil-headed lancets. Above is 4-centred window of 3 cusped
lights with cusped quatrefoil tracery, over moulded sillstring
on foliate stops. Both have corbel-stopped hoodmoulds. In
gable end is a trefoil light in moulded spherical triangle
surround.
INTERIOR: noted to contain a cast-iron gallery.
(Bartholomew City Guides: Hutchinson J and Palliser DM: York:
Edinburgh: 1980-: 217).


Listing NGR: SE5984951496

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