Thornton-le-Beans Chapel

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Thornton-le-Beans Chapel
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Thornton-le-Beans Chapel
Location in North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 54°18′27″N1°23′37″W / 54.3075°N 1.3936°W / 54.3075; -1.3936
OS grid reference SE 396 904
Location Thornton-le-Beans, North Yorkshire
CountryEngland
Denomination Anglican
History
Status Chapel of ease
Founded1770
Architecture
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated31 March 1970
Architectural type Chapel
Groundbreaking 1770
Specifications
Materials Stone, slate roof

Thornton-le-Beans Chapel is in the village of Thornton-le-Beans, North Yorkshire, England. It is a redundant Anglican chapel of ease. The chapel is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. [1] Since 2010 it has been under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches. [2]

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History

The chapel was built in 1770, [3] as a chapel of ease to St Andrew's Church, South Otterington, in the deanery of Mowbray, the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and the diocese of York. [4] The font was donated by Dr Edward Pusey. The chapel was restored in 1886. [3] It was declared redundant on 1 June 1997, [5] and vested in the Friends of Friendless Churches in 2010. [2]

Architecture

Constructed in stone with ashlar dressings, the chapel has a roof of Westmorland slate. It has s simple plan, consisting of a four-bay nave with a south porch, and a chancel. At the west end is a gabled bellcote. On the south side of the church is a single-light window, the porch, a sundial, and a two-light window. In the chancel is a single-light south window, and an east window with a pointed arch. There are fragments of ancient glass in the nave windows. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Historic England, "Chapel of Ease, Thornton-le-Beans (1190670)", National Heritage List for England , retrieved 9 September 2011
  2. 1 2 New Vestings, Friends of Friendless Churches, archived from the original on 1 July 2011, retrieved 9 September 2011
  3. 1 2 North Otterington: Geographical and Historical information, Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire, GENUKI, 1890, retrieved 9 September 2011
  4. St Andrew South Otterington, Church of England , retrieved 10 September 2011
  5. Diocese of York: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 6, retrieved 10 September 2011