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Church of St Martin, Bulmer

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329502

OS Grid Reference: SE6993867630
OS Grid Coordinates: 469938, 467630
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0998, -0.9320

Location: Bulmer, North Yorkshire YO60 7BN

Locality: Bulmer
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7BN

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Listing Text

(south side)

3/12 Church of St. Martin

Church. C11 nave with inserted C12, C15 and C18 features, C15 tower with
datestone on parapet of 1637, chancel rebuilt during 1893 restoration by
Demaine and Brierley. Sandstone and limestone rubble with some herringbone
work to nave, and ashlar dressings. Westmorland slate roof to nave,
corrugated iron roof to chancel. West tower, nave with south porch, 2-bay
chancel. 2-light square-headed window flanked by diagonal buttresses to
west front of 3-stage tower. Illegible memorial slab with Greek key border
to south face. String course to second stage carries small lancet window to
west. Double lancet belfry openings to each face. Later embattled parapet
with pinnacles and datestone. Nave: irregular fenestration, consisting to
south of 2 deeply-splayed round-headed C11 windows flanking C18/C19 porch,
two 2-light and one 3-light C15 square-headed windows and 3 C18 square-
headed windows, that to right flanked by 2 headstops and incorporating mass
dial in left jamb. Porch contains C12 round-headed door of 2 orders on
moulded capitals, and has large memorial slab with Greek key border on
external east wall commemorating Christopher Thompson, blacksmith at Castle
Howard, died 1773. To north, nave has blocked C12 narrow round-headed
doorway of one plain order with hoodmould, beneath 2-light C15 square-headed
window, with deeply-splayed round-headed window to left. To extreme left
the blocking of arcade arches to a demolished 2-bay north chapel contains
two 2-light C18 windows. Chancel: basket-arched priests' door flanked by
2-light C19 square-headed windows. 3-light C19 east window.. Interior
contains the head of a Saxon wheel-cross over blocked north doorway. To
east end of nave north wall is an effigy of Sir John de Bulmer,
died c1270-1280, with shield on left shoulder bearing lion rampant over
grave slab with complex relief floriate cross and sword. Flush panel
octagonal C18 pulpit. Pevsner "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966. Taylor
and Taylor 'Anglo-Saxon Architecture' 1965.

Listing NGR: SE6993867631

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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