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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Arkengarthdale

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 321939

OS Grid Reference: NZ0030402700
OS Grid Coordinates: 400304, 502700
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4197, -1.9968

Location: Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire DL11 6EW

Locality: Arkengarthdale
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6EW

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Listing Text

NZ 00 SW
Church of St Mary the

Church. 1818, for George Brown, lord of the manor of Arkengarthdale.
Coursed rubble, graduated Westmorland slate roof. Commissioners'
church in the Early English style. Nave and chancel under one roof,
vestry projecting on north side, west tower. 5 bays, of 2-light windows
with Y-tracery, divided by thin buttresses; sixth bay with blank window
under gable between pinnacles. East window of 4 lights. 3-stage tower,
with blank lancets on north and south sides of lower 2 stages, belfrey
openings with Y-tracery on third stage. Entry by west door of tower,
under 4-centred arch. Interior: large single hall with no aisles or
chancel divisions. West gallery supported on quadrilobate wooden
columns. Fittings: original font with fluted column supporting small
basin and pyramidal cover; also font given by George Gilpin-Brown, 1891.
Fragments of stained pitch-pine box pews at west end, the rest made into
dado. Pews late C19. Original stained pitch-pine pulpit and simple
turned baluster altar rail. Commandment boards. Memorials to George
Brown, donor of the church, and Rev John Gilpin. Replaced older church
at Arkle Town, which had been undermined by flooding.

Listing NGR: NZ0030402700

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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