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Description: Church of St Oswald
Date Listed: 30 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166816
OS Grid Reference: TA2261570155
OS Grid Coordinates: 522615, 470155
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1127, -0.1258
There is also a scheduled monument, Flamborough Castle: a Fortified Manor House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
TA 27 SW FLAMBOROUGH CHURCH STREET
7/48 Church of St Oswald
Church. c1100 largely rebuilt 1864 by R G Smith of Hull. South porch
1893, west tower 1896. Ashlar with cobbles, slate roofs. West tower,
4-bay aisled nave, south porch, chancel. Chancel aisles have 3-light
flat-headed windows with trefoils, clerestory has circular windows with
cusped cross-tracery. Nave aisles have 2-light windows with cusped ogee
tracery, nave clerestory plain 2-light windows with stone mullions under
square heads. 3-stage west tower has plinth; stages marked by string-
courses: clasping buttresses to lower stage. 3-light west window and
2-light belfry openings, all with Perpendicular tracery. Sculpted
figure in canopied niche on tower south wall, first floor. Coped gables
throughout, cross finial to chancel. Nave arcades with octagonal piers,
pointed arches of 2 orders with broad chamfers. C12 chancel arch with
rich roll-mouldings, additional roll to nave, and scalloped capitals.
C15 chancel screen, probably from Bridlington Priory: central opening
flanked by two 2-light openings, each with fretted tracery. Rood loft
over with 15 canopies with crocketed finials all under a running vine-
scroll, with fretted band above. C12 font with all-over lozenge
ornament. Fragment of effigy with toad at the heart beneath brass
inscription to Sir Marmaduke Constable, died 1520, to north of altar.
Andrew Marvell, the father of the poet, was the incumbent here
Listing NGR: TA2261570155
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Source: English Heritage
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