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Church of St Mary, Askham Richard

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 325921

OS Grid Reference: SE5369748013
OS Grid Coordinates: 453697, 448013
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9255, -1.1838

Location: Jackson's Walk, Askham Richard, York YO23 3PD

Locality: Askham Richard
County: City of York
Country: England
Postcode: YO23 3PD

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Listing Text


(east side)

2/4 Church of St Mary


Church. Late C12 with earlier origins, restored 1879. Magnesian limestone
ashlar and sandstone with plain tile roof. Continuous nave with no chancel,
south porch, north vestry. Nave: Norman south side has 3 irregularly-spaced
round-headed windows under hood-moulds. To east a buttress and round-arched
doorway. South porch of 1879 with 2 orders of eroded nook shafts contains
late Norman doorway with 2 orders of nook shafts, all with water-leaf
capitals except one which is scalloped, supporting arch decorated with roll-
moulding, under hood-mould with mask stops and with mask at apex. Chamfered
eaves band to first 2 bays. North side: restored in C19. 2 similar windows
without hood-mould. C19 vestry under catslide roof with late Victorian
chimney and inserted round-arched Saxon doorway in west end. West gable:
restored in C19. Tall, single-light, round-headed window. Slightly
projecting bell-turret supported by modillion band. Round-headed bell-
opening under hood-mould. Cross at apex. East end: restored in C19.
Ashlar plinth. Group of 3 stepped round-arched windows, under continuous
hood-mould. Round window above. All (chamfered) architraves and hood-
moulds renewed. Interior: renewed in C19. Base of cross decorated with
serpent design found in 1879. The Saxon doorway now in vestry was found in
tile north wall during restoration and re-assembled.

Listing NGR: SE5369748013

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Source: English Heritage

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