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Mount St. Mary's, Richmond Hill

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Status:
Functional (See notes below)
Architect & Building:

The following Description from the '1893 Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham' 1 Mount St. Mary's, Church road, Richmond Hill, the foundation stone of which was laid May 24th, 1853, is a large but incomplete structure, chiefly of stone, in the Early Decorated style, and consists of pentagonal apsidal chancel of two bays, with clerestory, chancel aisles or chaplets and a sanctuary, nave of seven bays, aisles, transepts, from which project four chapels, and an incomplete tower at the south-west angle; there are several other side chapels and various altars, with large statues of saints, under rich canopies: the pulpit is panelled and painted with figures of the Evangelists on a gilt ground; over the pulpit is a hexagonal canopy with crocketed pinnacles, terminating in a cross: the building was originally designed by Mr. Joseph HANSOM of Preston, but the direction of the work was afterwards entrusted to Mr. W. WARDELL of London, the chancel and transepts being added in 1866 from the designs of Mr. A. W. PUGIN; and the church was finished as it now stands under the superintendence of Mr. E. W. PUGIN, at a total cost of £20,000: the west front is relieved by tall buttresses, and a recessed double arched entrance, over which is a large traceried window: the sides of the apse and the bays of the nave are all gabled, and projecting from the aisles are sacristies and confessionals; there are a number of fine stained windows, and sittings for about 2,000 persons; on the north side of the church is a cloister, communicating at its western end with Mount St. Mary's convent and orphanage.

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Notes:
Not Functioning. Last Mass 29th June (Feast of St Peter and Paul)

Source: Evening Post, Yorkshire Evening Post

(Received via e-mail 31.7.2004 unknown informant)

Bibliography:

1. 1893, Kelly's Directory of Leeds, Sheffield and Rotherham.

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