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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166553
OS Grid Reference: TA3446625243
OS Grid Coordinates: 534466, 425243
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7063, 0.0357
TA 32 NW
4/12 Church of St Nicholas
Parish church. Tower of 1814 by William Hutchinson, remainder of 1884 by
James Demaine. Grey brick to tower, yellow brick to nave with ashlar and
red brick dressings. Westmorland slate roof. West tower with west door,
4-bay nave, 3-bay chancel with vestry adjoining south side. Chamfered
ashlar-capped plinth. 3-stage tower: 2 steps to round-arched entrance with
double board door and radial fanlight in round-arched recessed panel with
ashlar keystone inscribed "BUILT", ashlar string course; blank second stage,
2-course brick band; round-arched belfry openings with wooden louvres and
applied Y-tracery; stepped and dentilled brick cornice, coped parapet, plain
ashlar angle pinnacles. Nave and chancel: buttresses with tumbled-in brick
to offsets, triple round-headed windows to nave, single similar windows to
chancel, stepped triple east window; twin north window to vestry. Ashlar
sills, flush red brick sill and impost bands, hoods above windows, and
stepped and cogged eaves cornice. Stone-coped gables with shaped kneelers.
Crested ridge tiles. Ornate chimney to vestry. Interior. Nave open to
chancel, with round chancel arch carried on pairs of short corbelled wall
shafts. Waggon roof to chancel; ceiled hammer-beam roof to nave, of
rounded-trefoil section. Polychrome tiles to chancel floor. Monuments in
chancel: pair of shaped wall tablets, each with carved border, foliate drop,
and urn, one to Rev Peter Atkinson of 1779, the other an inferior copy of
1816 to Rev Robert Barker; tablet to Rev Charles Hague of 1864 with cornice
and pediment with acroteria. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England:
Yorkshire, East Riding, 1972, p 254; Victoria County History: York East
Riding, vol 5, 1984, p 46.
Listing NGR: TA3446625243
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