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Church of St Mary, Kirkburn

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167838

OS Grid Reference: SE9796755060
OS Grid Coordinates: 497967, 455060
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9823, -0.5076

Location: Main Street, Kirkburn, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 9DY

Locality: Kirkburn
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 9DY

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Listing Text

SE 95 NE (north side)

9/28 Church of St Mary


- I

Church. c1139 with later additions and alterations, those of early C13 to
third stage of tower and including the insertion of some windows and those
of C15 to fourth stage of tower and south porch; also with rebuilding of
chancel, addition of vestry and extensive restorations to porch in 1856-7 by
J Pearson for Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet of Sledmere. Sandstone ashlar
with Welsh slate roof. 4-stage west tower, 4-bay nave with south porch, 3-
bay chancel with north vestry. Tower: stepped and chamfered plinth. Angle
buttresses with off-sets up to second stage. To west a round-arched light
with chamfered surround, slit window. First-stage band. To second stage,
west side a slit window. Second-stage band. To third stage each side are
twin-light Early English belfry openings. To fourth stage each side are
twin-light, pointed Perpendicular belfry openings. Corbel table. Low
parapet. Nave: stepped and chamfered plinth; pilaster buttresses between
bays. South side: porch to second bay has plinth and angle buttresses with
off-sets. Double-chamfered, pointed-arched entrance under hoodmould,
trefoiled niche to gable with C20 statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Cross
at apex. Within, a round-arched plank door within surround of 3 orders: the
outer order has shafts with scrolled capitals and beakheads to arch, central
order has shafts with scrolled capitals and dogtooth to arch, the inner
order has shafts with scallop and scroll capitals and arch of zigzag
moulding with faces, scrolls and geometric designs; abaci have scrolls,
geometric designs and interlacing motifs. Hoodmould decorated with animals
and naturalistic motifs. The whole has been partly restored. Nave, south
side: continuous sill band. First bay has 2-light window with plate
tracery, shafts with faces and intertwining motifs to capitals, supporting
an order of roll-moulding. To third bay a late Norman single-light window,
with shafts, scallops, scrolls and faces to capitals and dogtooth moulding
to head. To fourth bay an Early English 2-light traceried pointed window
under hoodmould with face stops and with head at apex and bearded head on
shaft. Nave, north side: entrance to second bay a plank door under
elliptical arch within doorcase of single order of nook-shafts with scallop
and scroll capitals and with roll-moulding to head. Continuous sill band.
Other bays have single-light Norman windows with nook-shafts, faces and
other motifs to capitals and zigzag moulding to heads. Corbel table. Nave
has stone copings and cross to east end. Chancel, south side: stepped and
chamfered plinth. Pilaster buttresses. Continuous sill band. Norman-style
windows are similar to those in the nave but have continuous hoodmould.
Corbel table. North side: to second bay a Norman-style vestry has round-
arched plank door to west side with roll-moulded hood; to north gable end
2 rounded lights and a circular window above; corbel table. Otherwise north
side has single- light Norman-style windows as south side. East end: continuous
moulded sill band with 3 round-arched lights with scallop and scroll-moulded
capitals and zigzag moulding to head and roll-moulded hood. Rose window above.
Copings with cross at apex. Interior. Tall pointed tower arch with 3 chamfered
transverse ribs to soffit, outer arch has hood with ball moulding. Tower
staircase runs up 2 flights to south and west faces before becoming a
spiral. Norman chancel arch has 3 orders of zigzag moulding on shafts with
scallop capitals under decorated hoodmould. Above a C19 triple arcade with
scallop capitals to shafts and zigzag moulding to arches. Marble reredos by
Street with relief scenes by Redfern. Norman tub font carved with figures
and animals. Wooden chancel screen also by Street. Pevsner N, Yorkshire,
York and the East Riding, 1978, pp 295-6.

Listing NGR: SE9796355068

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Source: English Heritage

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