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Church of Saint Mary, Muker

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 322232

OS Grid Reference: SD9105597880
OS Grid Coordinates: 391055, 497880
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3763, -2.1392

Location: Guning Lane, Muker, North Yorkshire DL11 6QG

Locality: Muker
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL11 6QG

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Listing Text


14/147 Church of Saint Mary

Church. 1580, C18, restored 1891. Rubble, stone slate roof. West tower,
nave and chancel under 1 roof, south porch. Tower: possibly 1580. 3
stages. Quoins. On ground floor, a vent with vertical iron bar. 2-light
chamfered-mullion belfry openings. Bench-mark on west face. Lead rainwater
head cast with "R METCALFE, I CALVERT, C-WARDENS 1793". Porch: dated 1849
on kneeler. Coursed stone. Sundial. Inner doorway: 4-centred arch,
chamfered, with inscription "LW 1719 IP". Nave and chancel: substantially
of 1580. 3 and 2 bays. 2-light chamfered-mullion window to south-west.
Other windows C19, of 2 trefoil-headed lights with hoodmoulds. East window:
3 trefoil-headed lights under hoodmould. North side has C18 lead rainwater
head. Interior: beaded wall plate and roof timbers substantially of 1580,
but raised from steeper thatched pitch in 1761. Font: C19, round basin on
cylindrical shaft and base. On south wall of sanctuary, a small stone
inscribed "SG 1769". Against north wall of sanctuary, vertical slab
commemorating Mr James of the parish of Redrith, Cornwall, d.1746. South
wall of chancel, memorial to Alexander Calvert of Richmond, land agent and
commissioner under Inclosure Acts, d.1834. North wall of nave, memorial to
Edmund Alderson Knowles of Low Row d.1835 by G Green, Newcastle, and board
painted with rules for use of Parish Hearse, 1836. A rare example of a new
church in 1580. E Cooper, Muker: The Story of a Yorkshire Parish (1948).

Listing NGR: SD9105597880

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Source: English Heritage

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