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Description: Church of Saint Martin
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 328830
OS Grid Reference: SE8582564209
OS Grid Coordinates: 485825, 464209
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0667, -0.6901
There is also a scheduled monument, Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, 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.
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WHARRAM WHARRAM PERCY
SE 86 SE
8/127 Church of Saint Martin
Church. Early C10 origins but fabric mainly C12 - C16 with many building
phases and alterations. Limestone ashlar, Westmorland slate roof to chancel. West
tower, 4-bay nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel. Western half of tower
has collapsed. 2-light belfry windows to north and east. Embattled parapet
with pinnacles. South porch contains C13 pointed door with roll-moulded
arch carried on responds with stiff-leaf capitals. Blocked C12 round-arched
south arcade now contains square-headed 2-light Perpendicular windows. To
north: C13 pointed doorway in chamfered surround. Blocked pointed arcade
now contains C14 2-light windows with quatrefoil tracery, probably re-set
from original position in north wall of arcade. Chancel: square-headed
priests' door to south. 2-light decorated window to east. Interior:
blocked doorway in south-east corner of nave re-uses C12 zigzag and Saxon
capitals. Total excavation of the church has revealed evidence of an
original Saxon church on the site. Ruinous at time of resurvey. Pevsner N,
Yorkshire, York and the North Riding, 1972.
Listing NGR: SE8582564209
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Source: English Heritage
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