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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167819
OS Grid Reference: SE8942560623
OS Grid Coordinates: 489425, 460623
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0339, -0.6361
FIMBER CHURCH LANE
SE 86 SE (east side)
3/8 Church of St Mary
Church. 1871 by G E Street for Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet of Sledmere.
Ashlar with stone slate roof to tower and plain tile roof. 4-stage west
tower, continuous 3-bay nave with south porch and 2-bay chancel with single-
bay north vestry. Gothic Revival style. Tower: chamfered plinth, clasping
buttresses with offsets to third stage. Roll-moulded first stage band. To
second stage, west side a 2-light window with geometric-style tracery to
head in pointed double-chamfered surround under hoodmould. To third stage,
south, west and north sides a slit window with ogeed, chamfered surround.
To fourth stage each side a blind arcade of 3 pointed arches on banded
shafts with central ogeed trefoil headed lancet, under continuous hoodmould.
Corbel table. Pyramidal roof with small gabled lucarnes to each side
surmounted by crosses and with lancet windows. Nave: plinth. Entrance to
gabled south porch a double-chamfered pointed arch under hoodmould with leaf
stops. Pointed plank inner door with ornamental hinges within pointed
moulded surround and under hoodmould with leaf stops. Nave and chancel have
buttresses with off-sets between bays. Nave has 2-light pointed windows
with geometric-type tracery throughout under hoodmoulds with leaf stops.
Continuous sill band. Chancelhas ogeed-cinquefoil lights, continuous sill
band. Vestry has 2 stepped trefoil headed lights to its east end. East end
of chancel: diagonal buttresses and central buttress. 3-light pointed
window with geometric-type tracery to head under hoodmould with leaf stops.
Octagonal stack rises from west end of vestry. Stone copings to east and
west gables. Plain interior has continuous sill band. Brass screen.
Double sedilia with cinquefoil arches. Double piscina with trefoil heads.
Painted roof, more elaborate to chancel. Octagonal font. Stained glass
mostly by Clayton and Bell. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding,
1978, p 229.
Listing NGR: SE8942560623
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Source: English Heritage
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