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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Skerne and Wansford

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166949

OS Grid Reference: TA0621656654
OS Grid Coordinates: 506216, 456654
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9950, -0.3813

Location: Nafferton Road, Skerne, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 8NT

Locality: Skerne and Wansford
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 8NT

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Listing Text


7/90 Church of St Mary the


Church. 1868. By G E Street for Sir Tatton Sykes. Ashlar, flat clay
roofing tiles. Gothic Revival style. 4½-bay nave with west bellcote and
south porch, 2 bay chancel and north vestry. Nave has chamfered plinth,
scroll-moulded string, buttresses to east and west. 2-light pointed windows
with tracery in Decorated style to west and to centre, each with stopped
hood-mould under relieving arch. 4-light square-headed window to east with
cusped tracery. Pointed south door, of 2 orders, in Early English style
with nook shafts, dog-tooth, and stopped hood-mould. Raised coped gables
with Celtic cross finial. South porch has door with hollow-chamfered
mouldings, cinquefoil head, stopped hood-mould and raised coped gable with
cross finial. Bell turret has square lower stage surmounted by low
octagonal broach spire. 2-light belfry openings with mid-wall shaft, with
volutes to capital, under round sound-hole in gablet. 2-light trefoil-
headed lucarnes to cardinal elevations of spire; cross finial. Chancel:
chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses, scroll-moulded string. 2-light
pointed window with tracery in Curvilinear style and stopped hood-mould
under relieving arch. Pointed 3-light east window, with intersecting
tracery enclosing trefoils, under relieving arch. Interior: 2 circular
piers at west end with round bases and abaci supporting pointed double-
chamfered arches and stilted arch to centre: bellcote above. Principal-
rafter roof to nave with arched braces, side purlins, and windbraces,
painted with geometrical and stylised floral designs throughout. Elaborate
chancel-screen of 5 trefoil headed arches, under crocketed gablets,
supported on twisted marble columns: central cross finial. Sexfoil font,
with blank tracery, in Geometrical style, on each lobe, on colonnettes with
annuli, round bases, and abaci.

Listing NGR: TA0621656654

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Source: English Heritage

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