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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6961 / 53°41'45"N

Longitude: -1.3008 / 1°18'2"W

OS Eastings: 446266

OS Northings: 422411

OS Grid: SE462224

Mapcode National: GBR MTCP.5S

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.ZCRB

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342699

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4622 SW
(north-west side)
29.7.50 Church of All Saints


Church, partly ruinous. C14 and C15 with alterations of 1838 and late 1960s.
C19 work by Chantrell, C20 work by G G Pace. Ashlar sandstone, partly rendered,
C20 brick; Welsh slate roofs. Cruciform plan: ruined aisled nave with north
and south porches and C20 inserted nave; north and south transepts restored in
C19; crossing tower with octagon; ruined aisled chancel with C19 inserted sanctuary.
Decorated and Perpendicualr style. South aisle of nave: 4 bays; in 2nd bay,
porch: buttresses flank continously-moulded pointed-arched opening with hoodmould;
offset half-way up level of doorway; coping to flat roof; to 1st bay, buttress
to left and pointed window opening; bays to right of porch have been lost. Nave
south clerestorey: 4 window of paired trefoiled lights with continuous hoodmould.
West end of nave: buttresses flank wide four-centred arched doorway which breaks
up into sill of large, formerly Perpendicular, window, formerly with hoodmould;
2-light opening to roof space. North nave clerestorey: as south. North nave
aisle: in 2nd bay from west, 2 storey porch, not projecting much from wall, with
double-chamfered continuously-moulded pointed-arched doorway, barrel-vaulted
portal and continuously-moulded inner doorway with rolls to pointed arch; single
light on first floor; window flanked by stepped buttresses. North transept:
rendered, north side: stepped buttresses flank pointed doorway with hoodmould;
above 3-light mullioned and transomed pointed window. South transept: early
019; on south side, stepped buttresses flank pointed doorway with hoodmould,
above, 5-light Perpendicular window; two 2-light windows east and west. Central
tower: each side of belfry stage has paired windows, each of 2 trefoiled lights,
with quatrefoil in pointed arch above and hoodmoulds, the openings being deeply
undercut; pierced parapet with corner pinnacles; octagon has smaller paired tre-
foiled lights with hoodmould to cardinal points; crenellated parapet above ban,
1 pinnacle to north; west face of belfry has, at base of openings, clock face
in ogee crocketed canopy, about 2 blind quatrefoils, flanked by blind gablets;
clock face to east. Chancel, 3 bays: south chapel has central doorway flanked
by windows with reticulated tracery, east window was Perpendicular; little remains
of the rest of the chancel, although a fragment of the south arcade western respond
seems to be C12.
Interior: Nave has arcades with octagonal piers and double-chamfered pointed
arches; on inside of north wall, tracery of large Perpendicular window, probably
from the west window; in 2 eastern bays, brick C20 inserted nave with 5 medieval
heads set hight up, and with board-marked concrete eaves; inside it are Victorian
pews; in south chancel aisle, ogee-headed tomb niche; north wall also has tomb
recess, chancel has C19 inserted sanctuary of canted plan, inside which is blind
arcading below windows.

Listing NGR: SE4626622411

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