Description: Church of St Martin
Date Listed: 1 July 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 241467
OS Grid Reference: SK7930887102
OS Grid Coordinates: 479308, 387102
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3748, -0.8094
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SK 78 NE BOLE CHURCH STREET
2/1 Church of
Parish church. C13,C14, C15, C16. Restored 1866 by Ewan
Christian. Dressed stone and ashlar with ashlar dressings,
coursed rubble, slate roofs. West tower and tower chamber, nave,
chancel, south porch. Deep chamfered and moulded plinths,
moulded eaves band, crenellated parapets, coped east gables with
crosses. West tower, C14. 2 stages. 2 string courses and eaves
band with 8 gargoyles. 8 crocketed pinnacles. Pair of diagonal
buttresses, 2 setoffs. First stage has to south, 3 stair lights.
To west, pointed doorway with moulded and chamfered reveal and
hood mould. Above, restored C14 style triple lancet with moulded
mullions, coved and chamfered reveal, hood mould and mask stops.
Second stage has 4 C14 double lancet bell openings with panel
tracery, moulded reveals and hood moulds. Nave, 4 bays, has
diagonal buttresses at west end and 4 intermediate buttresses, 2
setoffs. Single gargoyle each side. North side has 4 crocketed
pinnacles and to east, C16 round headed triple lancet with
splayed mullions in coved and chamfered square headed reveal. To
west, 4 centred arched moulded doorway. South side has one
pinnacle and remains of 2 more. To west, porch, and to east, 3
triple lancets matching that on north side. Chancel, 2 bays, has
blank north side and to east, 2 pairs of corner buttresses, 2
setoffs. Rebuilt east end has C19 triple lancet with
intersecting tracery and splayed mullions, in chamfered and
rebated reveal with hood mould. South side has to west restored
C14 triple lancet with intersecting tracery, splayed mullions and
chamfered reveal with hood mould and mask stops. To east, Cl5
triple lancet with panel tracery, splayed mullions, and similar
reveal and hood mould. South porch, C19 in C13 style, has 2
diagonal buttresses, 2 setoffs, moulded and chamfered doorway
with hood mould and mask stops, and coped gable with cross. Arch
braced roof with ashlar pieces. South doorway, late C13, has
chamfered and roll moulded surround flanked by chamfered and
moulded bases like buttresses. Simple incised pattern on inner
reveal. Towerarch, C13, has chamfered and roll moulded head
dying into matching responds with broach stops at foot. Tower
chamber has 4 centred arched tower door and blocked square headed
west doorway. Nave has at east end a single rectangular niche on
each side. C19 roof with curved braces to collars and short
strutted kinqposts. Moulded brackets, and ashlar pieces.
Chancel opening head has stud and plaster partition. Carved and
painted rood with foliate bosses on bressummer. North side has
re-set C13 corbel forming credence. South side has to east small
pointer arched piscina. C19 scissor braced roof with moulded
brackets. Fittings include Romanesque tub font with interlaced
arcading with round piers, scallop capitals and moulded heads, on
later octagonal base and stem. C19 octagonal timber pulpit with
inset late C16 Flemish relief panels with inscription and
Renaissance borders, on ashlar base. Desk-type lectern, 1893.
Carved timber eagle lectern on turned stem, 1918. Cove and roll
moulded oak benches, C18 and C19, one with a fragment of re-used
C17 carving. Unusual painted Royal Arms, 1707-1714, altered for
George I. Monuments include brass 1668, to Nicholaus Browne.
War memorial brass by Herbert Wauthier, 1918. Roll of Honour,
1914-18. 3 C20 brasses.
Listing NGR: SK7930887102
Source: English Heritage
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