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Church of St Mary Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Horbury, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6565 / 53°39'23"N

Longitude: -1.5438 / 1°32'37"W

OS Eastings: 430244

OS Northings: 417871

OS Grid: SE302178

Mapcode National: GBR KVN4.KZ

Mapcode Global: WHCB5.8C27

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Virgin

Listing Date: 15 February 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313232

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342500

Location: Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Horbury and South Ossett

Built-Up Area: Horbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Horbury Junction St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(east side), Horbury

7/7 Church of St Mary the
15.2.66 Virgin.

- II

Church. 1890-3. By Bodley and Garner of London. The builders were H. R.
Franklin of Oxford, at a cost of £8,000. South chancel chapel enlarged 1927.
Coursed squared stone with limestone ashlar dressings, off-sets and
bellcotes. 5-bay nave with lean-to aisles, bellcotes, south porch and north
door. 2-bay chancel with north vestry and south chapel. In Decorated style.
2-light nave windows with reticulated tracery. The south side is buttressed,
the north doorway may have had a porch. 3-light square-headed windows to the
chapel with traceried heads. Large 3-light east window with reticulated
tracery and 3 ashlar panels below with shields. At the west end two deep
reducing buttresses joined by an arch at the top support a square bellcote
with pyramidal ashlar roof. A more simple bellcote is at the east end of the
Good interior with 5-bay heavily-moulded arcade to north and south on
filleted quatrefoil piers. 2-bay arcade between chancel and chapel. Wagon
roof to nave and chancel divided into panels by ribs with bosses. Tall
chancel screen with coved canopy. Well carved octagonal font erected by J.
0. Greaves and his wife Jane in thanksgiving to the Rev. Canon Sharp of
Horbury (inscription on west wall). Excellent elaborately-carved oak font
canopy of 1914, erected by Emily Margaret Harrison in memory of her brother
Alfred William Brown Watson, MA, priest, vicar of Horbury and previously
chaplain to H. M. Forces. d.February 24th 1912 (inscription on west wall).
Stained glass by Kempe (Pevsner).

K. Taylor. Wakefield District Heritage. 1975. Published by Wakefield EAHY

Listing NGR: SE3024417871

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