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Scarborough – St George (chapel-of-ease)

Scarborough, East Yorkshire

A modest design by the Bridlington architect Francis Johnson, built as a combined church and hall. 

The church was originally built as a combined church and hall (cost £15,000), to serve the expanding housing estates of Eastfield, southwest of Scarborough. Mass had previously been said in Eastfield Community Centre. The building was enlarged after a separate parish was created in 1965, but reverted to use as a chapel-of-ease in 1999.


A long rectangular building, red brick with pantile roof. Church hall at one end, church at the other, divided by a folding screen enabling the two to be thrown together. The appearance of the building is more that of a church hall or community centre than an ecclesiastical building, i.e. domestic-style windows, doors and proportions. The original windows are of Crittall type with square leaded glazing. 1980s addition along the entrance side of the building, comprising a lean-to kitchen and other service facilities and gabled entrance bays, the church entrance with a larger segmental arch and glazed screen.

The interior has wooden pews (from the demolished Houghton Hall chapel) and sanctuary furnishings of 1957 or later, but all of a piece. Small recesses for side chapel and electronic organ.

Entry amended by AHP 15.01.2021

Heritage Details

Architect: Francis Johnson & Partners

Original Date: 1957

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed