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Church of St Mary, Bolton Abbey

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 323722

OS Grid Reference: SE0739854203
OS Grid Coordinates: 407398, 454203
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9838, -1.8887

Location: B6160, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6AN

Locality: Bolton Abbey
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 6AN

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Listing Text

SE 05 SE (east side, off)

8/68 Church of St Mary



Church, originally the nave of the Priory. Late C12, 1;13, C14 and C16.
Restored 1875-60 by G E Street. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, lead roof.
C12 - C13 nave and north aisle. C16 uncompleted tower hides the C13 west
front. Nave: south side has pointed arched blank arcading, above 6 tall
adjoining narrowly-set 2-light pointed arched plate-traceried windows with
quatrefoils, transomed with continuous hoodmoulds. Corbels, embattled
parapet. North side: aisle has a board door under a pointed arch with a
cusped crocketed niche above. Three 3-light C14 Decorated pointed arched
windows with sill band, hoodmoulds and buttreses between. The clerestory
has 4 lancet windows, continuous hoodmould. West front: double board door
in deeply splayed portal with 3 orders of colonnettes. The arch has
dogtooth mouldings. It is flanked by similar smaller arches with blind twin
sub-arches within, quatrefoils in the spandrels between the sub-arches.
Trefoils in spandrels between main door arch and side arches. Above blind
cusped arcading. Above the door central blind elliptical opening flanked by
pointed arches, all with dogtooth moulding, below continuous hoodmould.
Above again 3 tall pointed arched lancet windows, set in moulded arches on
colonettes. West front of tower: gableted offset angle buttresses,
decorated plinth, pointed arched door in moulded surround, flat hoodmould,
in spandrels shields set in quatrefoils. Above door trieze, Perpendicular
in style with alternating shields and shoulder-headed niches. Door and
frieze flanked by blank arcading. Above a large 5-light transomed
Perpendicular window, with crocketed ogee-headed hoodmould. Interior:
arcade of 4 bays, octagonal piers with circular one between. Triple-
chamfered arches. Shafts on small corbels rise from level of the stops of
the hoodmoulds to the ceiling. Wall built at east of nave after

Listing NGR: SE0740154204

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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