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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 187077
OS Grid Reference: SK9413301899
OS Grid Coordinates: 494133, 301899
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6067, -0.6114
SK 90 SW THE STREET (East Side)
6/237 Church of St. Mary
Church. C12-C14 and C19. Ashlar and coursed rubble stone and leaded and Collyweston
slate roofs, with chancel stone S side stack. Stone coped gables. W tower with
spire, nave, aisles, S chancel chapels, chancel and S porch. C14 tower of ashlar,
of 3 stages and spire, with plinth, angle buttresses with set-offs, W window
with stained glass of 1863, ogee-headed 1-light windows in 2nd stage, clockface,
2-light bell openings with transom, quatrefoil frieze to E and W, ogee to N and
S, head frieze, central gargoyles, and battlements. Crocketted spire with 3 tiers
of lucarnes in alternating directions and gilded weathercock. Double chamfered
W arch above polygonal responds. On exterior, aisles, chancel, etc. have plinth,
buttresses and diagonal buttresses with set-offs, and windows have hood moulds,
some with head stops. Inside, late C12 2 bay N arcade with rounded and heavily
moulded arches. Circular pier and cruciform abaci. E respond has waterleaf, W
and pier has volute and head capitals. Hood mould with billet decoration. C13
S arcade of 2 bay and short bay. Pointed double chamfered arches. Perp clerestory
with 3 2-light flat-topped windows each side. Restored 4 bay low-pitch tie beam
roof. N aisle has N window with stained glass of c1900, N door of c1300 with
ogee niche over outside and flat-topped N window with stained glass of 1889.
Chancel arch c1300. Mostly Perp chancel, 2 Perp N windows with C19 stained glass,
and 3 3-light Perp clerestory windows over. C19 E window with Curvilinear type
tracery. Perp triple sedilia with cusped ogee heads. S chancel arcade with 1
bay and short bay of c1300, double chamfered arches over octagonal pier. Clerestory
over similar to N. C19 3 bay low-pitch roof. S chapel now organ chamber. Perp
SE window, and flat-topped S window. S aisle has 2 2-light windows, one with
fine stained glass c1870 to Wingfield family, the other with similar stained
glass c1860. S door c1300 and flat-topped SW Window. Above this a beam roof beam
with curved braces. Perp octagonal font decorated with quatrefoils. S porch with
double chamfered arch and 2 small niches above. Fine C14 tomb-chest with quatrefoils.
Effigy of member of Culpepper family. Canopy above the head. Fragments of C15
work in much restored low wooden rood screen. Earlier C19 wall monuments and
C19 long cast-iron interlaced-work heating grill in nave. Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SK9413301899
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