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Church of St Andrew, Grinton

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321966

OS Grid Reference: SE0461498426
OS Grid Coordinates: 404614, 498426
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3813, -1.9305

Location: Swale Hall Lane, Grinton, North Yorkshire DL11 6HS

Locality: Grinton
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6HS

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Listing Text

SE 0498
(west side)
23/29 Church of St Andrew
Church. C12, C15, C16, restored 1896 by Searle Hicks of Newcastle-upon-
Tyne. Rubble, flat lead roofs. Chancel and nave with continuous lower
aisles, chantry chapel in angle between chancel and north aisle, south
porch, west tower. Chancel of 2 bays: C15 Perpendicular 5-light east
window and 2-light south window, both with 5-cusped tracery; C16
Perpendicular 3-light north window with semi-circular heads, no tracery.
5-light east windows with hollow-chamfered mullions, semi-circular
heads, no tracery, to north and south chancel aisles. C16 3-light north
window to north chancel aisle; 3-light south window with large trefoil
cusping to south chancel aisle, and doorway with 4 centred head, roll on
chamfer. Nave of 4 bays divided by stepped buttresses: to south, 2 C16
2-light windows, south doorway with continuous roll mouldings and heads
on label stops, south porch with apex cross and stone benches, south-
west window of 3 lancets; C16 clerestory windows, battlemented parapets,
sundial dated 1833. To north, C15 and C16 Perpendicular 3-light
windows. North aisle has west door and C16 5-light window. 3-storey
embattled tower, 2 stair vents on south side, also bench mark; clock;
cross window on all faces of belfry stage. Interior: double-chamfered
arcades with octagonal piers, flat Perpendicular roofs. Chancel:
fragment of sedile with ovolo mould; hatchment to Dorothy Darcy d.1698;
floor slab to Thomas Langstaffe d.1702; doorway to chantry chapel with
chamfered surround and 4-centred head. Chantry chapel with 2 light
vents and rubble barrel-vaulted roof, is separated from north chancel
aisle by late medieval woodwork. North chancel aisle, the chapel of the
Swale family of Swale Hall: late medieval screen with single-light
divisions, round-headed lights with 5 cusps, cusping; royal coat of arms
1693; stained glass coat of arms of Swale family in east window. South
chancel aisle, the chapel of the Blackburn family of Blackburn Hall:
medieval screen with single-light divisions, ogee tracery with 3 cusps,
cresting; floor slab to Elizabeth Blackburn d.1687/8; fragments of C15
stained glass in east window, said to represent St George, also in
black-letters 'Maria Bredlingtone', referring to links with Bridlington
Priory. 'Leper squint' at junction of chancel and nave. Chancel arch
has C12 respond to north, steps and door to rood screen, C14 arch above.
Nave: late Jacobean pulpit, sounding board dated 1718; floor slabs
including Elizabeth Hutchinson d.1697/8, William Mortimer d.1707; wall
memorial to Anthony Close d.1786; circular Norman font with chevron
design, fine Perpendicular cover. Tower arch Early English, shafts
missing, C12 window above. North aisle: wall monument to Thomas Peacock
d.1710 and family, by Davies of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; floor slabs to Mary
Birkbeck d.1812, Adam Barker d.1701, Ann Barker d.1692. South aisle:
Decorated piscina with broken basin, Jacobean screen perhaps part of
squire's pew, wooden wall memorial to Edward Elliott d.1795, floor slabs
to Margaret Charder d.1728, Rev. John Taylor, no date.

Listing NGR: SE0461498425

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Source: English Heritage

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