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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Long Preston

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 323859

OS Grid Reference: SD8371558090
OS Grid Coordinates: 383715, 458090
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0186, -2.2500

Location: New House Lane, Long Preston, North Yorkshire BD23 4NJ

Locality: Long Preston
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 4NJ

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Listing Text

SD 8258-8358
(south side)
13/3 Church of St Mary the


Parish church. Late C14/early C15 with C19 and C20 alterations. Slobbered, squared
rubble, millstone grit dressings, stone slate roof. South porch, west tower, 4
bay nave, north and south aisles, 3 bay chancel restored 1867-68 by Healey of
Bradford, north and south side chapels. Gabled south porch has moulded entrance
surround, segmental pointed arch, hood mould; trefoil cross to gable. Shield stops
to hood of entrance, plank door and strap hinges. 3 stage tower: diagonal
buttresses, 2 single light chamfered windows to first two stages. Bell stage has
segmental pointed 2-light windows with cinquefoil heads and quatrefoil above
geometrical tracery. Clock face to west. Crocketed finials. Aisle and chapel
windows are 2-light segmental pointed with cavetto mullions and geometrical tracery:
cinquefoil heads with quatrefoils above; hoodmoulds, 2 windows no aisles and 3 to
chapel. c1870 north and south entrances to chapels. East end of south chapel has
3-light window with ogee arch; 2-light trefoil headed east window to north chapel.
Chancel east window is 3-light with rectilinear tracery and trefoil heads. c1870
cruciform finial to east and west ends of chancel. Interior: 4 bay north and south
arcades with octagonal piers and segmental pointed arches. Pulpit c. late C17.
Romanesque sandstone font with zig-zag moulding; 1726 oak canopy. King post roof
trusses with A-braces to nave. Cusped windbraces to roof of north and south aisles;
stone shield corbels. Minton tiles to chancel. Some stained glass windows by
Capronnier of Brussels.
Source: W A Shuffrey, The Churches of the Deanery of North Craven, (Leeds, 1914),
pp 157-79.

Listing NGR: SD8371758092

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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