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Church of Saint Mary, Old Byland and Scawton

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 328527

OS Grid Reference: SE5489783590
OS Grid Coordinates: 454897, 483590
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2451, -1.1591

Location: Old Byland, North Yorkshire YO7 2HG

Locality: Old Byland and Scawton
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 2HG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Wayside Cross Base on South Side of the Churchyard Wall at Scawton, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(east side)

8/51 Church of Saint Mary


Church. C12 with C15 insertions and porch and restoration of 1892 by
C. Hodgson Fowler. Limestone rubble, stone slate roof. 2-bay nave with
south porch, 2-bay chancel. West front: restored round-headed window.
Wooden bellcote to gable end. To south: porch contains round-headed door of
2 zigzag-moulded orders supported on colonnettes with scalloped capitals.
Beaded hoodmould. 3-light square-headed double-chamfered window to second
bay. To north: blocked square-headed doorway with narrow single-light
round-headed window immediately to left and square-headed windows to extreme
left and right. Chancel: to south a blocked square-headed priests' door,
and 2 square-headed windows. 2 round-headed windows to north. East end: 3-
light trefoil-headed window in square-headed frame with narrow slit window
above. Interior: chancel arch flanked by arched niches with nook-shafts for
reredoses of lay altars, later converted to squints. To left of altar a
niche of uncertain function consisting of a trough and two columns with
waterleaf capitals supporting a moulded cornice. To right of altar a single
pointed sedile, a square-headed aumbry and a pointed piscina. Font: round,
possible Norman on later base, with tall octagonal C17 wooden cover.
Pevsner N. "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966.

Listing NGR: SE5489683590

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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