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Church of St Mary, Riccall

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 326312

OS Grid Reference: SE6195937836
OS Grid Coordinates: 461959, 437836
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8331, -1.0600

Location: Silver Street, Riccall, North Yorkshire YO19 6PN

Locality: Riccall
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO19 6PN

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Listing Text

SE 63 NW
(east side)
Church of Saint Mary

Church. Mid-late C12 nave with early C13 arcades and late C13 chancel and
north chapel, and probable C15 south chapel with later additions and
alterations including restorations of 1864-5 by J L Pearson: rebuilding of
west tower, south aisle wall and building of porch. Magnesian limestone
ashlar with Welsh slate roof. 2 stage west tower, south porch, 5-bay aisled
nave, 2-bay chancel with single-bay chapels to each side. West tower has
round-arched plank doorway, slit window, first-stage band, 2-light, round-
arched bell-openings to each side, second stage band, low parapet.
Embattled south porch has angle buttresses with off-sets. Pointed arched
opening with roll-moulding to head on colonettes. Pairs of cinquefoil
windows with quatrefoils above to sides. Plank south door has diaper-
pattern studding and C-hinges with dragon heads within surround of three
orders of arches: beakheads to outer arch then animals, faces and interlace
to inner arches. Hoodmould has rosette decoration. Capitals interlace to
colonettes and one with figures of S S Peter and Paul. Scallop capitals to
responds. Pointed north doorway has similar studding within chamfered
surround under hoodmould. Aisles have off-set buttresses. To south aisle
and clerestorey 3-light, straight-headed, cinquefoil windows in chamfered
surrounds. North aisle has one slit window and 2 pointed windows of 2
lights with Perpendicular tracery. South aisle and nave are embattled.
West end: north aisle has C19 2-light window with Y-tracery, south aisle has
slit window. Chancel: south side. Chapel has 3-light straight-headed
window with cinquefoil heads, pointed plank doorway in chamfered surround
under hoodmould and 2-light window with Y-tracery. North side: chapel has
3-light pointed window with Perpendicular tracery, 2-light window with Y-
tracery. East end: buttresses with off-sets. C19 5-light east window with
curvilinear tracery within original double-chamfered surround. Interior:
tower has double arch with semicircular responds and octagonal pier. Nave
has 4-bay arcade with pointed double-chamfered arches on cylindrical and
octagonal piers. Double-chamfered, 4-centred arches to aisle chapels.
Pointed, double-chamfered chancel arch and similar arches from chancel to
chapels, that to south with brattished capitals to piers. Trefoil-headed
piscina. Monuments: Baroque wall tablet to Robert Wormley d.1712, another
to Henry Masterton d 1732. Remains of medieval slab with incised cross.
Painted coat of arms of George III dated 1792. Painted C19 tablet recording
establishment of Riccall subscription school. C17 communion rail with
bulbous balusters. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1978, pp

Listing NGR: SE6195937833

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Source: English Heritage

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