Tiles on the chancel step.

Tiles by Minton in St Andrew's, East Heslerton, N. Yorkshire (see "East Heslerton"). The church, designed by G. E. Street, was built in 1873-77. Encaustic tiles are used on the chancel step, just outside the screen. The tiling, of course, becomes far more complex within the chancel, but access was not possible. It is in the sanctuary, around the altar, that the tiles with three lions passant guardant, as illustrated in the Churches Conservation Trust leaflet, can be seen.

Left: Tiles in the nave. Right: Tiles within the chancel screen.

The porch has plain red tiles with black bands leading to the door; the nave has red tiles with black bands, also tiles making a windmill pattern (as used at the church at Weaverthorpe, restored by Street, although the tiling there is by Godwin). At the centre of black eight-tile squares, one smaller brightly-glazed black tile makes for economical interest.

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Church of St Andrew, East Heslerton, North Yorkshire. Leaflet by the Churches Conservation Trust, 2011.

"East Heslerton." Thirty-Third Report of the Yorkshire Architectural Society. Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers. Vol. XIV, Pt I. (1877). Lincoln: James Williamson. xxviii. Google Books. Free Ebook.

Created 20 May 2022