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Church of Saint Mary, Allerston

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 329626

OS Grid Reference: SE8782982912
OS Grid Coordinates: 487829, 482912
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2344, -0.6540

Location: Church Lane, Allerston, North Yorkshire YO18 7PG

Locality: Allerston
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO18 7PG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Allerston Medieval Manorial Centre, Dovecotes and 17th Century Gunpowder Works, 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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Listing Text

In the entry for

(east side, off)
10/7 (8/5)
Church of Saint Mary
(Previously listed as
Church of St Johns)

In the descriptive notes the words "3-stage buttress has recessed pointed embattled
tower with door beneath hood-mould to diagonal west", shall be amended to read:
"3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses and recessed pointed door beneath hood-
mould to western elevation".
In the following sentence of the above descriptive notes the words "bearing the
emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family" shall be amended to read:
"bearing the traces of emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family".


SE 88 SE
(east side, off)
10/7 (8/5) Church of Saint Mary
(Previously Listed as
10.1.53 Church of St Johns)

Church. C14 nave, porch and chancel; early C15 tower. Chancel restored
1870; nave, porch and tower re-roofed and partly rebuilt 1881-3. Coursed
sandstone on plinth with quoins; slate roof. West tower; 7 bay continuous
nave and chancel. 3-stage buttress has recessed pointed embattled tower
with door beneath hood-mould to diagonal west. 3-light window with panel
tracery and stopped pointed hood-mould above, the stops carved as shields
bearing the emblems of the Hospitallers and the Hastings family. 2-light
transomed bell openings with louvres beneath stopped pointed hood-moulds
to each face. Parapet, carved with a band of blind tracery, is supported
by a corbel table carved with a variety of motifs. Coped, gabled porch has
a pointed opening surmounted by a reset foliate cross and contains a pointed
chamfered doorway with a pointed piscina to its right. 2-light pointed
windows with quatrefoils in the heads to nave and chancel. Ogee-arched
priest's door to chancel. On the north side are two 2-light windows similar
to those on the south, and one 3-light flat-headed window, all reset.
Blocked round-arched north door. The east window is of 3 lights with
reticulated tracery. Cavetto moulded eaves cornice. coped gable surmounted
by cross. Several fragments of carved stone have been reset in the north
and south walls. Interior: the pointed tower arch of two chamfered orders
springs from moulded corbels. C15 octagonal font on cylindrical pedestal.
Piscinae in south wall of nave and chancel.

Listing NGR: SE8782982912

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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