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Description: Church of Saint Mary
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 167736
OS Grid Reference: SE7498357221
OS Grid Coordinates: 474983, 457221
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0056, -0.8574
There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site, Fishponds and Associated Earthworks at 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.
SKIRPENBECK MAIN STREET
SE 75 NW
1/46 Church of Saint Mary
Church. C12 nave and chancel, C18 west tower, C19 south porch and north
vestry. Brick to west tower, coursed rubble with freestone dressings, slate
roof. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with north
vestry. West tower has low stepped brick plinths, round-headed louvred
belfry openings with sills, stepped brick eaves cornice and pyramidal roof.
Nave: two 2-light pointed windows with C19 curvilinear tracery. Small
blocked window to extreme east. Round-headed south door of 2 orders - the
outer roll moulded with nook-shafts: the capital to the west shaft is
decorated with volutes and saltire crosses. The springers to the inner
order are carved with a latticed pattern. The north nave wall has a narrow
round-headed slit window with sloping sides to west, a broader opening under
a segmental arch to east, and a pointed door with a continuous broad
chamfer. Chancel: 2 lancets flanking a 4-centred door under a square
hoodmould: the spandrels are decorated with triangles. Square headed
3-light east window with Perpendicular tracery under a hoodmould. Interior:
whitewashed. Plain round-headed chancel arch with chamfered imposts. C12
tub font with intersecting arcades. Memorial to Richard Paget and his
2 children (1636): a theatrical presentation of the busts of himself, his
wife, and their children (that to the right notably fat) flanked by
curtains. Beneath is a tablet bearing an extraordinary rhyming inscription,
full of puns and word-play, with grieving putti to right and to left.
Listing NGR: SE7498357221
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Source: English Heritage
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