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Church of St Philip and St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, York

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Latitude: 53.9707 / 53°58'14"N

Longitude: -1.0973 / 1°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 459309

OS Northings: 453117

OS Grid: SE593531

Mapcode National: GBR NQSJ.7B

Mapcode Global: WHFC3.3GQ9

Plus Code: 9C5WXWC3+73

Entry Name: Church of St Philip and St James

Listing Date: 14 March 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463116

ID on this website: 101259228

Location: St Philip and St James's Church, York, North Yorkshire, YO30

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: York

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1112-1/5/201 (North East side)
Church of St Philip and St James


Parish church. 1866-67; re-ordered in mid C20. By George
Fowler Jones.
MATERIALS: dressed stone with ashlar quoins and dressings and
chamfered plinth: stone coped and gabled slate roofs with
stone gable cross and finials; flat dormers on each side of
roof have 7 arcaded clerestory lights with diamond leaded
STYLE: Early English.
PLAN: 2-bay chancel with north vestry and organ chamber; 5-bay
nave with north and south transepts and north door; west tower
with south porch and extruded staircase to north.
EXTERIOR: east window of 5 lancets grouped in chamfered
quoined surround with 2-centred head beneath hoodmould on head
Chancel north side obscured by vestry with 7-lobed light in
circular surround in gable end and two 3-light windows with
diamond leaded lights. South side bays divided by buttress;
each bay has 3 grouped lancets in quoined chamfered surrounds
beneath 2-centred relieving arches.
Nave north and south sides have paired gabled transepts at
eastern end and single cross-gabled bay at western end.
Transepts separated by squat 2-stage gabled buttress, on south
side with carved rainwater hopper at the head. Each transept
has a 3-light window with plate tracery in a 2-centred head
beneath hoodmould with foliate stops. On north side, C20
double doors in eastern transept are of plain board in quoined
chamfer stopped opening. On south side, to west, is lean-to
porch with board door in chamfered arched opening. Cross
gabled bays at western end have windows of 3 stepped lancets
with plate traceried 2-centred heads and hoodmoulds on corbel
head stops. Other nave windows are groups of 3 lancets
detailed as for chancel.
4-stage tower has gabled projecting porch to south: double
doors are glazed with timber intersecting tracery and panelled
and recessed in 2-centred arch of 3 orders beneath hoodmould
on head stops. Orders spring from chamfered responds and are
enriched with attached leaf mouldings, many now lost. Filleted
moulded impost string is returned and steps up and down to
form sillstring beneath windows in all parts of building. In
gable apex is sunk foiled triangular moulding incorporating
the letters IHS. West window is trefoil headed in pointed arch
of 3 orders, the outer of slender angle shafts with bell
capitals, shaft rings and moulded bases, the inner enriched
and continuously moulded. Above is single chamfered pointed
slit light. Third stage has diamond shaped clock face to west

and south. Belfry is set back and has attached angle shafts
with moulded capitals and shaft rings. Each face has chamfered
opening with plate tracery in the 2-centred head and paired
arched lights with scalloped louvres springing from square
responds and slender centre shafts with moulded capitals.
Corbelled eaves cornice beneath pyramidal roof with lucarnes
and weathervane. 2-stage half hexagonal staircase turret has
staggered square-headed slit lights and single blind trefoil
at the head of each face beneath half conical roof.
INTERIOR: chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders dies into
responds. Transept arches of 3 orders spring from squat
cylindrical columns with moulded capitals in the centre, from
responds at the outer ends except for the inner orders which
spring from moulded corbels. Chancel and transept arches now
screened with glazed timber partitions. Tower arch is low and
2-centred and screened by C20 reredos. Hammerbeam roof to nave
has arch braced trusses with squat king posts above the
collars and pendant finials. Over westernmost bay, carved and
gilded heraldic angels are attached.

Listing NGR: SE5930953117

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