Westward: St Hilda

Westward: St Hilda
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Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Post Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 607113 Westward St Hilda
Exterior image of 607113 Westward St Hilda
Photograph of the exterior of St Hilda church Westward taken 28 March 2010
Year / Date:
John Lord
John Lord

Summary Description

The present church dates from 1785-6 on a C16th site (Clergy identified back to 1571) The church retains its C18th character externally. Internal furnishings and the boarded ceiling are C19th. The church is of simple rectangular plan form with no distinction between nave and chancel. There are three bays of triple lancet windows to the north and south sides and a single group of three lancet windows to the east end. Window surrounds are of tooled red sandstone without mouldings or hood moulds. The walling stone is hammer dressed between quoins with draughted margins and punched panels. The most unusual characteristic of the church is the entrance porch of substantial stone construction which steps in to support a belfry of relatively modest proportions surmounted by a simple, undecorated conical spire of even more modest proportions. The west end gable is surmounted by a diminutive version of the belfry and spire. Stained glass windows to the west end and south walls are C19th. There is a pair of finely wrought decorative iron gates at the entrance to the churchyard.

Visiting and Facilities

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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

John Lord (2010) Exterior image of 607113 Westward St Hilda [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 607113 Westward St Hilda
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/12296/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 1 Bell [Archive/Index]
1 Bell