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Church of St Wilfrid

A Grade I Listed Building in Monk Fryston, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7616 / 53°45'41"N

Longitude: -1.2351 / 1°14'6"W

OS Eastings: 450524

OS Northings: 429747

OS Grid: SE505297

Mapcode National: GBR MSTY.D9

Mapcode Global: WHDBW.0Q44

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfrid

Listing Date: 11 December 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296769

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326097

Location: Monk Fryston, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS25

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Monk Fryston

Built-Up Area: Monk Fryston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Monk Fryston St Wilfrid of Ripon

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 52 NW

MAIN STREET (south side)
Church of St Wilfrid


Church. Anglo Saxon origins with C13, C14, C15, C17, C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Magnesian limestone with stone slate and lead roof. West tower, three-bay aisled nave with south porch and remains of south aisle and vestry.

Three-stage tower: early C14 diagonal buttresses with off-sets to first stage. Two-light west window with Reticulated tracery. First stage band. Two-light round-headed bell-openings with shaft between to second stage. Two corbel tables. Third stage: two-light pointed bell openings with Reticulated tracery to each side. Battlements with pinnacles. Entrance under probable C20 south porch: a pointed arch with chamfered jambs.

Nave: C13 aisles and C14 clerestorey. Aisles have buttresses with off-sets. North aisle has pointed doorway in chamfered surround. Three-light, straight-headed window with panel tracery to east end of north aisle, partly recut. Embattled north aisle.

Chancel: angle buttresses with off-sets. South aisle: two-light window with Y-tracery, otherwise occupied by C19 vestry; east end has re-inserted three-light, straight-headed Perpendicular window. North aisle: plinth; two-light window with Y-tracery; two-light window with Reticulated tracery. In gable a C19 niche for statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Interior: double-chamfered pointed tower arch. Nave has C13 arcades with circular piers, broadly moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. The responds are keeled, some recut. Trefoil-headed piscina to south aisle. C13 double-chamfered chancel arch with squints to either side. Chancel has two-narrow-bay arcade to south and a two-light window with Reticulated tracery. Two C17 wall tablets. Cast-iron plaque restoration of choir by Thomas Edmunds in 1685. Font is probably C13: square on plan, each side with a flatly carved cross in a circle and above that an arch-head with a fleur-de-lys; wooden cover dated 1669 and suspended from decorated wrought-iron chain. Communion rail dated 1664. Stained glass: some medieval fragments in north and south aisle west windows, otherwise by Kempe, 1891.

Pevsner, N, Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp371-2.

Listing NGR: SE5052129745

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