Description: Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327392
OS Grid Reference: SE9727384032
OS Grid Coordinates: 497273, 484032
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2427, -0.5088
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SE 9784 HUTTON BUSCEL MAIN STREET
(south side, off)
15/73 Church of St Matthew
Church. C12 tower, with C15 parapet; early C13 nave; C15 chancel, south
aisle, clerestory and porch; north aisle rebuilt during restoration work
undertaken in 1855 by William Butterfield. Roughly dressed sandstone and
coursed sandstone rubble; slate and stone flag roofs. West tower; 3-bay
aisled nave with clerestory; chancel with north organ chamber and vestry.
3-stage tower on plinth has a narrow round-headed lights to lowest stage on
south face, and to second stage on west face. To each face, paired round-
headed bell openings with shafts beneath pointed hood-moulds; tympanum to
each opening except that to south is pierced by a quatrefoil. Chamfered
string course to third stage. Corbel table beneath embattled parapet
pierced by stone waterspouts. To south, buttressed porch with embattled
gable contains a chamfered round arch with a small canopied niche above.
South door has Gothick-arched tracery. Square-arched window of 3 trefoil-
headed lights to east and gabled dwarf angle buttress. 3 similar 2-light
windows to clerestory, with embattled parapet over moulded eaves cornice.
Rebuilt north wall contains pointed north door and grouped foiled lights to
west. North clerestory windows repeat those to south. Chancel south wall
has 2 windows of 3 foiled lights beneath 2-centred arches. Centre and
diagonal buttresses with offsets. Restored west window is of 3 foiled
lights with trefoils and a quatrefoil above, and pointed hood-mould.
Chamfered sill band. Coped gable and gable cross to west end. Coped gable,
bellcote and cross to east end of nave. Interior: tower arch pointed, with
imposts chamfered on lower side. North arcade of 3 double-chamfered pointed
arches on cylindrical piers with moulded bell capitals. Responds raised on
octagonal bases. South arcade of 2 double-chamfered 2-centred arches on
octagonal piers. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch on half octagonal
responds; similar opening to organ chamber north of chancel. Octagonal
pulpit incorporates Jacobean carved panelling. Octagonal font on 4 columns,
by William Butterfield. Monuments. Sanctuary, north wall: to Richard
Osbaldeston (d1764), Dean of York and Bishop of London; white marble Baroque
sarcophagus by Lovell. Chancel, south wall: to Elizabeth Osbaldeston
(d1748); sarcophagus with pediment and obelisk above, not signed. South
aisle: to Charles Wright (d1787); tablet by Chambers of Scarborough. Tower:
to Huntriss Pierson (d1796) tablet by Chambers of Scarborough. N Pevsner,
The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The North Riding, 1966, p198.
Listing NGR: SE9727184042
Source: English Heritage
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