Description: Church of St Mary
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
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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
Source: English Heritage
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