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Church of St Martin, Womersley

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 326496

OS Grid Reference: SE5323118984
OS Grid Coordinates: 453231, 418984
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6646, -1.1959

Location: Park Lane, Womersley, North Yorkshire DN6 9BG

Locality: Womersley
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN6 9BG

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Listing Text

SE 51 NW
(south side)

5/21 Church of St Martin

Church. C12 origins with C13 nave and north aisle, early C14 south aisle,
porch, transepts, tower and spire, and C15, C18 and C19 additions and
alterations including alterations to chancel and addition of north vestry.
Restored by Bodley 1895. Magnesian limestone rubble and ashlar with red
plain tile, grey slate and stone slate roof. Cruciform on plan. 3-bay nave
with clerestory to north side, 2-bay south aisle, 4-narrow bay north aisle,
crossing tower and single-bay transepts, 2-bay chancel with north vestry.
Entrance to south porch has chamfered, pointed arch under hoodmould with
face stops. Porch has stone seats, slit windows to sides and has incised
shield and other decoration to left wall. Stone ribbed roof and finial at
apex. Within, an C18 fielded panel, pointed double door in double-chamfered
surround with roll moulding to head under hoodmould and with worn medieval
prayer carved on right jamb. South aisle and transept have buttresses with
offsets and continuous sill band. To west of porch are two 2-light pointed
windows in double-chamfered surrounds with reticulated tracery, and to east
a straight-headed 3-light Perpendicular window. Low, moulded parapets to
south aisle and nave. Low north aisle has buttresses with offsets between
bays. Aisle and clerestory have mainly 2-light pointed windows with
geometrical tracery to heads in double-chamfered surrounds; aisle has one
lancet window and one similar square headed window. East window of
clerestory has been lengthened. Nave has low, moulded parapet. West end:
buttresses with offsets to angles. Plank door under pointed arch with roll-
moulding, partly re-cut under re-cut hoodmould. Moulded sill band. 4-light
Perpendicular-type window a C19 insertion. Crossing : south transept
3-light south window under hoodmould, a C19 insertion. To gable is remains
of canopy of niche for statue. Similar window to east side. North transept
has octagonal stair turret to west side. 2-light straight-headed north
window with reticulated tracery in triple-chamfered surround. Tower has
buttress to north side. Continuous sill band to bell stage. 2-light bell
openings to each side with geometrical tracery to heads. Broached spire.
Chancel has 2-light windows with geometrical tracery, those to south side
are C19. Vestry has 3-light window with Perpendicular-type tracery to head.
No east window. Interior. 2-bay south aisle has double-chamfered pointed
arcade on octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases. 5-bay north
arcade has 4 double-chamfered arches and one single-chamfered arch, the 3
inner arches are under hoodmoulds with fleurons and face stops, and sit on
cylindrical piers with moulded capitals and water-holding bases. West
respond is a recent pilaster. Double-chamfered crossing and chancel arches
with hoodmoulds on octagonal responds with moulded capitals and bases. Rood
screen, painted arch braced roof to nave, and chancel roof with traceried
panels above tie-beams, all c1895 by Bodley. South transept has ogeed
piscina and cusped niche for an effigy. North transept has niche for an
effigy. Monuments include late C13 reclining effigy of a cross-legged
knight in south aisle, thought to be Adam de Newmarch d1287, stone coat of
arms above. Baroque cartouche to Tobiah Harvey, d1720. Neo-classical wall
monument to Frances Harvey Stanhope d1794, another by R Blore of Piccadilly
to Elizabeth Harvey d1824, Organ by August Gern. Early C17 Spanish tiled
wall hanging of the Last Supper brought in the late C19. Stained glass by
Kempe to south aisle east window and north aisle north window. N Pevsner,
Yorkshire, The West Riding, 1979, pp 556-7. L C Ballard, A Short History of

Listing NGR: SE5322718984

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Source: English Heritage

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