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IoE Number: 334480
Photographer: Paul Eggleston
Date Photographed: 15 July 2002
Date listed: 05 June 1968
Date of last amendment: 05 June 1968
Grade I

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SE4805 HICKLETON12/595.6.68Church of St. Wilfrid

SE4805 HICKLETON 12/59 5.6.68 Church of St. Wilfrid GV I Church. C12 chancel arch, otherwise late C15-early C16, C19 renovation and additions by G. F. Bodley, major renovation 1985. Ashlar limestone, Welsh slate and sheet-metal roofs. West tower, 2-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay aisled chancel with north vestry. Perpendicular style; embattled parapets with renewed crocketed pinnacles. West tower: chamfered plinth and moulded band, diagonal offset buttresses. 3-light west window displaced to left by internal stair turret. Clock beneath 2-light belfry openings with renewed, uncusped tracery. String course with gargoyles, saddle-back roof behind parapet. Nave: south porch to left in angle with aisle has transverse arches, ashlar roof and coped gable with cross. South aisle has panelled buttresses between 4-light windows with Tudor-arched lights. Moulded, round-arched north doorway with square- headed windows on its left having ogee-headed lights. 2-light clerestorey window interrupted by aisle roof. Chancel: south chapel door has moulded jambs and arched lintel, otherwise as aisle. C19 north vestry, chancel clerestorey has 3-light and 2-light windows with Tudor-arched lights. 3-light east window with cusped lights and square head, hoodmould with face-carved stops; flanking panelled buttresses with beyond, south chapel window of 3 Tudor-arched lights and cusped, 2-light north chapel window with hoodmould. Peaked parapet with east cross. Interior: double-chamfered tower arch. 2-bay north arcade with octagonal pier to double-chamfered arches, mid C16; wider single arch to south-aisle springs from brackets, early C16. Mid C12 chancel arch with shafts to the west responds, decorated abaci and voussoirs with barrel moulding and zig-zag ornament. Chapel arcades each with octagonal pier and arches of 2, hollow-chamfered orders. Newly-gilded and painted panels to chancel roof. Cylindrical font with floral frieze, C12. Fine monuments, fitments and extensive collection of sculpture removed for conservation at time of resurvey. Details in Pevsner (p263). Full catalogue of church furnishings compiled by N.A.D.F.A.S. The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, Record of Church Furnishings: St. Wilfrid, Hickleton, undated folio. N. Pevsner, B.O.E., 1967 ed.

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