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Church of St Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Skelton, York

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Latitude: 54.0019 / 54°0'6"N

Longitude: -1.1342 / 1°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 456849

OS Northings: 456557

OS Grid: SE568565

Mapcode National: GBR NQJ5.75

Mapcode Global: WHD9R.KN4X

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 12 December 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 328614

Location: Skelton, York, YO30

County: York

Civil Parish: Skelton

Built-Up Area: Skelton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Skelton

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

(north side)

4/80 Church of St Giles
(formerly listed as
Church of All Saints)


Church. c1240 with restorations of 1814-18 by Henry Graham and 1863 by Ewan
Christian. Probably by the masons of the south transept of York Minster.
Magnesian Limestone, Westmorland slate. 2-bay aisled nave and single-bay
aisled chancel with bellcote at junction. West front: nave and aisles divided
by buttresses, with dogtooth string course at sill level which runs round whole
of facade. Central lancet with nook-shafts with annulets and dogtooth
decoration beneath oculus. Aisles: lancets with dogtooth to hoodmoulds.
Low angle buttresses. South porch: exact C19 copy of original pointed doorway
of 4 orders with stiff leaf capitals and dogtooth decoration. South aisle: 2
very narrow lancets flanking a priests' door. North aisle: 3 very narrow
lancets with blocked doorway opposite south porch. East end: triple stepped
lancets with collared shafts and dogtoothdecorated beneath vesica flanked
by buttresses lancets to aisles and angle buttresses. Interior: tall pointed
arcades of 2 chamfered orders on filleted quadripartite piers with similar
chancel arch. The external string course is echoed inside as are the nook-shafts
are of original Purbeck marble. Contemporary font with facetted decoration.
Memorials. Tomlinson Bunting, died 1768. White tablet on grey mount with
shell motif below and orange marble frieze carrying pediment with arms.
Joseph and Sarah Hotham, erected by Sir Richard Hotham in 1791. White shield.
Grey mount with shield to base. This is a particularly fine and complete example
of C13 church building. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966. Wilson,C,
O'Connor D and Thompson M, St Giles Skelton, A Brief Guide, 1978. Christian E
Architectural Illustrations of Skelton Church, Yorkshire, 1846.

Listing NGR: SE5684956555

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