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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Fenton

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326346

OS Grid Reference: SE5143136764
OS Grid Coordinates: 451431, 436764
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8246, -1.2202

Location: Church Street, Church Fenton, North Yorkshire LS24 9RD

Locality: Church Fenton
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9RD

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Listing Text

SE 53 NW
(east side)
4/8 Church of Saint Mary the
Church. Mainly C13 with C14 and C15 additions and alterations including C15
tower and restorations of 1844. Magnesian limestone with stone slate roof.
3-bay nave with south aisle, 2-bay north and south transepts with central
tower, 2-bay chancel. Buttresses to angles. South side: entrance through
pointed-arched south porch with roll-moulding on slender columns under hood-
moulds. Within a pointed plank door with chamfered surround and with
imposts. Two lancet windows. West end: has 3-cinquefoil-light window with
2-light geometrical window above. North side: blocked pointed entrance
within moulded surround and under hood-mould. Two 2-light, straight-headed
windows with Perpendicular tracery to heads. South transept has 2-light
window with Geometrical tracery under hood-mould to west, and 2 lancet
window to east, to south a 5-light window with curvilinear tracery. North
transept has lancet windows to each side. 2-stage tower has 3-cusped-light
bell-openings to each side. Band. Battlements. Chancel: south side has 4-
centred plank priest's door within chamfered surround. 2 and 3-cinquefoil-
light, straight headed windows to sides. East window of 4 lights with
curvilinear tracery. Interior. Nave has double-chamfered, pointed-arched
arcade with octagonal piers. Crossing has triple-chamfered arches, small
pointed plank door within west arch leads to tower. To south transept an
ogee-headed niche for an effigy. Monuments: C14 stone effigy of recumbent
woman in chancel, also small, probably Roman coffin. 2 Medieval graveslabs
with incised foliate crosses. Remains of wooden screen with single lights
with panel tracery. Some fragments of C14 stained glass incorporated into
east window which has otherwise C19 glass. Some stained glass by W and T
Hodgson, 1859. Pevsner N, Yorkshire The West Riding, 1979, pp 162-3

Listing NGR: SE5143036763

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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