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Church of Saint Mary, Masham

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325034

OS Grid Reference: SE2267480670
OS Grid Coordinates: 422674, 480670
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2213, -1.6537

Location: Millgate, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EF

Locality: Masham
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 4EF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Market Cross in Masham, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

7/44 Church of Saint Mary


Church. C12, late C14, C16 and C19. Sandstone, coursed squared stone and
ashlar with lead roofs. West tower, aisled nave with south porch and north
transept, chancel with north chapel. 4-stage tower: C12 and late C14;
first-floor band; arched 1-light window; second-floor band. Arched belfry
window has 2 round-arched lights with central colonnette set back. Corbel
table with pinnacles at corners. Fourth stage: late C14, octagonal with
broaches with offset diagonal buttresses above. Four 2-slight cusped-arched
windows with hood-moulds, band, embattled parapet with pinnacles. Tall
stone spire. Board west door in C12 doorway with 2 orders of colonnettes,
scalloped capitals, and arch with rolls. Nave: 5 bays, C19 2- and 3-light
arched cusped windows with hood-moulds throughout. First bay has vaulted
C16 porch: arched doorway with hood-mould; offset diagonal buttresses with
pinnacles. Chamfered coping with small central gablet with cross. Bays
have offset angle buttresses, that to west is diagonal; plain parapet.
Clerestory: late C14. Embattled parapet with 6 pinnacles, gable cross.
North aisle: transept at east end with offset angle buttresses, an arched
chamfered doorway to left of offset angle buttresses at west end. Chancel:
C14, 3 bays with offset angle buttresses. Windows as nave. Central bay has
arched priests board door with hood-mould below window. Plain parapet.
Gable cross. Interior: single-step C12 tower arch on plain imposts.
Arcades: Perpendicular, restored in C19; south arcade of 5 bays and north of
6 bays; octagonal piers with plain moulded capitals. North chapel arcade
similar. Plain wide chancel arch, probably C19. Above chancel arch is late
C18 - early C19 painting in Gothick frame with gilded panels in spandrels of
an angel with scroll on clouds, in style of Reynolds. Fine monument to Sir
Marmaduke Wyvill with his wife of Low Burton Hall, d1613: alabaster; 2
effigies recline on their sides, heads propped on elbows; small children
kneel below; columns to either side and a shallow arch; strapwork cartouche
at back and strapwork and achievement at the top, original iron railings.
Brass memorial plate to Christopher Kay d1689, and Jane Nichollson, d1690.
Monument to Abstrupus Danby 1737; grey and white marble; reredos-type with
unfluted Ionic columns and broken pediment; fine bust in centre.

Listing NGR: SE2267480670

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Source: English Heritage

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