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IoE Number: 387637
Photographer: Mr John Turner
Date Photographed: 14 April 2001
Date listed: 12 November 1973
Date of last amendment: 12 November 1973
Grade II*

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KINGSTON UPON HULL TA0929SE JARRATT STREET 680-1/18/219 (South side) 12/11/73 Nos.12 AND 13 Church of St Charles Borromeo and adjoining presbytery II* Roman Catholic church and adjoining presbytery and railings. 1829, by John Earle Jnr. Widened 1835 by JJ Scoles. Remodelled 1894 by Smith, Brodrick & Lowther, with interior decoration in Baroque style by Immenkamp. The porch is attributed by Pevsner to Earle and by Hall to Smith, Brodrick & Lowther. Brick with stucco fronts and slate roofs with single rendered ridge stack and coped gable. Classical Revival style. 2 storeys; 5 bays. Church front has channelled rusticated basement below guilloche band, rusticated quoins and first-floor sill band. Slightly projecting centre defined by rusticated quoins, with enriched dentillated pediment topped with a cross and containing a coat of arms. 3 margin light stained-glass windows with eared architraves and corbelled sills, separated by long shaped brackets and flanked by pairs of similar brackets. Below, central porch with Corinthian columns, central block to frieze inscribed "Domus Dei", and dentillated pediment. Panelled round-arched doorcase with keystone and a pair of 6-panelled doors with metal grilles in the upper panels and similar grille to overlight. On either side, a round-arched niche containing a figure, with corbelled sill on shaped brackets. Beyond, single 8-panel doors with fanlights and rusticated surrounds. Presbytery, to right, 3 storeys; 4-window range of 12-pane sashes with moulded surrounds and keyblocks. Above, four 6-pane sashes with moulded surrounds and keystones. Below, four 12-pane sashes with pilastered surrounds, block friezes and cornices. Outside, a rendered coped boundary wall topped with a cast-iron lattice railing with lattice gatepiers and a single matching gate. INTERIOR has square east end lit by a glazed dome and defined by a pair of Ionic columns set in from the arcade piers and flanked by large figures. Elaborate sculptured altarpiece with central tabernacle beneath crested segmental pediment on scroll brackets. On either side, fluted double Ionic columns with pedimented candle sconces. Beyond, on either side, a 4-bay blind arcade with figures under canopies, modillioned cornice and inscribed frieze. Panelled tympana with dummy balustrades. Above this, a sculpted globe with symbolic figures under the frescoed dome. The blind arcade is returned on each side with 6 figures and canopies. Nave has triple arcades with paired Ionic columns and moulded round arches with keystones and panelled archivolts. Facing the nave, pairs of Ionic pilasters with enriched figure niches between them. Moulded band with swags between floors. Clerestorey has segment-headed windows with relief panels between them. Ornate cross-beam ceiling with panelled borders and central coffered barrel vault with cross beams, king posts and scroll brackets. West end has a full-width panelled gallery with octagonal cast-iron posts and and traceried brackets. Under the gallery, a canted glazed internal porch flanked by single panelled doors. On the gallery, to north, a 3-tower organ case. Narrow aisles have panelled coved ceilings and pilastered walls with major and minor cornices. North aisle has eared and shouldered wall panels with pictures. East end has a fielded 8-panel door and above it a segment-headed stained-glass window with enriched surround. West end has a pair of doors with stained-glass panels. South aisle east end has apsidal chapel with enriched dome and skylight, framed by a moulded round arch. Round arched blind arcade with Corinthian pilasters and keystones. Half-domed apse has frieze and altar with standing figure. South side has an off-centre apsidal Lady Chapel with enriched half-dome and skylight, framed by a moulded arch. To left, a canted panelled confessional and beyond, a figure on a bracket and an 8-panel door. To right, a similar double confessional and beyond, a figure niche and a figure group on a bracket. Above, 4 segment-headed stained-glass windows. West end has a door similar to the north aisle. Fittings include panelled octagonal stone font on marble stem, enclosed by a cast-iron railing. Traceried panelled octagonal pulpit, painted ashlar, with steps and suspended soundboard. Large bronze figure of saint on pedestal. Oval marble stoup on figure bracket. Memorials include C20 wooden triptych war memorial panel with scrolled pediment and two C19 tablets. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Yorkshire: York and The East Riding: Harmondsworth: 1972-: 271; Hall I & E: Georgian Hull: York: 1978-1979: 62,105).

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