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Church of St Andrew, Kirby Grindalythe

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 329363

OS Grid Reference: SE9037467517
OS Grid Coordinates: 490374, 467517
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0956, -0.6196

Location: Kirby Grindalythe, North Yorkshire YO17 8DE

Locality: Kirby Grindalythe
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO17 8DE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Kirby Grindalythe Medieval Settlement Earthworks Immediately South West of St Andrew's Church, 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

SE 96 NW
(north side, off)
13/24 Church of St Andrew
Church. 1878, incorporating C12 tower and C14 belfry; spire rebuilt in C18.
By G E Street for Sir Tatton Sykes. Dressed sandstone and sandstone ashlar,
reusing fragments of carved medieval masonry in chancel; roll-moulded,
chamfered plinth. Tiled roof with pierced cresting. West tower; 4-bay
nave, north aisle and clerestory; south porch; chancel, north chapel and
vestry. 4-stage tower with north-east vice. West doorway of stepped round
arch on slim columns with defaced carved capitals and imposts, and steep
bases. Slit openings in second and third stages. Belfry string course
beneath paired openings with quatrefoil tracery, recessed in pointed arches
with hoodmoulds. Plain parapet with restored pinnacles over corbel table
with waterspouts. Set-back octagonal spire with cock weather-vane. Conical
roof to vice. Gabled porch has pointed arch of 2 orders on columns with
crocket capitals beneath chevron-moulded hood. Circular quatrefoil windows
in both returns. Interior is tunnel-vaulted. Pointed south door in keel-
moulded arch of 2 orders on columns with crocket capitals, inner arch
nailhead-moulded. Dogtooth hoodmould. Three 2-light windows to east, with
Decorated tracery, separated by offset buttresses. North side has paired
lancets in aisle and single lancets in clerestory. Pilaster-buttressed
chancel had segment-arched priest's door on south side, rectangular
transomed low-side window and 3 lancets further east. Gabled vestry to
north has pointed door, lancets and gable-buttressed stack. Circular
cinquefoil window in west gable and 3 lancets in east. East end has
pilaster angle buttresses, and central gabled dwarf buttress flanked by
lancets. Elongated oval light in gable end. A moulded sill band encircles
the church. Coped gables, and gable crosses to porch, nave, chancel and
Interior. Stepped round tower arch with imposts, chamfered on lower side.
North arcade of pointed arches on clustered column centre pier and responds,
and 2 cylindrical piers, all with waterleaf capitals. Pointed chancel arch
of 2 orders on responds with elaborate leaf capitals, the inner arch keel-
moulded, the outer roll-moulded. Nailhead-moulded hood. Figure carved in
high relief over chancel arch. Sedilia between paired columns, the outer
ones Norman; aumbry, and reused carved and fluted piscina. Alabaster and
marble altarpiece representing The Crucifixion between flanking panels of
The Annunciation and lower side panels of the Martyrdoms of SS Andrew and
Peter: by James Redfern. Square font with sides carved with interlaced
arcades, said to be a copy of original font locked in tower. Pulpit of
polished grey granite inlaid with coloured stone. Carved timber rood screen
with traceried arch flanked by pointed lights. Original metalwork includes
wrought-iron screens to north chapel; lamp-holders in nave and chancel;
wrought-iron hinges on all doors; brass eagle lectern. Nave west wall
occupied by a mosaic of the Ascension by an unknown Italian artist. Chapel
contains C12 arcaded tomb chest said to be that of Walter Espec, founder of
the church. Stained glass mostly by Clayton and Bell, with south nave by
Burlison and Grylls.

Listing NGR: SE9037467517

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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