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Church of St Mary, Selby

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 325780

OS Grid Reference: SE6089532153
OS Grid Coordinates: 460895, 432153
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7822, -1.0773

Location: A63, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4HT

Locality: Selby
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 4HT

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Listing Text

1. (north side)
5342 ------------
Church of St Mary
SE 6032 SE 3/92


1854. Roman Catholic. Architect: Messrs Hanson of Bath. Built at expense of
Hon Laura Maria Petre (1811-86), widow of the Hon E R Petre (1795-1848); Liberal
MP for York (1832-2) and Lord of the Manor of Selby (1801-48); to accommodate
the influx of Irish labourers in the Town.
Hammer-dressed stone. Ashlar dressings. Pitched slate roof. Decorated style.
Nave, chancel, lean-to aisles, tower over south door with broach spire and diagonal
buttresses, apsidal baptistery at west end, vestry and sacristry, and a quite
exceptional north-west chapel decorated internally with undressed stone in the
manner of a grotto.
Interior: Elaborately sculpted pulpit, contemporary font, and crocketed font
cover. Three-bay arcade to west gallery. Stained glass. East window by Wailes.
Window of Sacred Heart Chapel by Ball.

Listing NGR: SE6089532153

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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