Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 10 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 329631
OS Grid Reference: SE8918783316
OS Grid Coordinates: 489187, 483316
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2378, -0.6331
There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, Immediately South of St Mary the Virgin'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.
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RYEDALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
SE 88 SE EBBERSTON
(north side, off)
10/12 Church of Saint Mary the
Virgin (Previously listed as
'Church of St Mary')
Church. C12 nave and chancel, chancel extended C13; north aisle c1200;
tower probably C14; reroofed 1797; porch, and south side of nave and chancel
rebuilt and restored 1870-76, by Ewan Christian. Dressed sandstone with
slate roof. West tower; nave with 3-bay north aisle; south porch; chancel.
2-stage, embattled tower has 2-light louvred bell openings with trefoil
heads beneath pointed hood-moulds to all faces except the north, which has a
single round-headed light. Similar opening to lower stage of west face.
Gabled porch contains a round-arched doorway recessed in two orders, of
which the outer is roll-moulded and has renewed spiral shafts, one with the
remains of an original scalloped capital. C12 ironwork including a dove
with an olive twig has been re-used on a later door. To left of porch is a
blocked former chapel arch containing a C19 2-light foiled window. Single
lights flank the porch while the window to the right contains renewed foiled
tracery in original square-headed opening. Chancel contains rebuilt single
light windows and priest's door all beneath pointed hood-moulds. On the
north side, C12 and C13 round-headed lights, one with arch stone bearing
incised decoration. North aisle windows of three intersecting lights
beneath a round arch springing from carved head corbels. Re-used stones
carved with a sword and a floreated cross, and two grotesque heads from an
earlier corbel table. At the east end, two dwarf buttresses flank a 2-light
Geometric traceried window in a quoined surround. Interior: 3-bay arcade of
cylindrical piers and pointed arches of two chamfered orders. Piers have
octagonal abaci and one has a capital of two tiers of waterleaf. Bases
have foliage spur ornament and rest on square plinths. C19 rebuilt pointed
chancel arch of two chamfered orders springs from the side walls. Probable
C12 tub font on a later moulded stem with octagonal base. Grotesque head on
north aisle wall.
Listing NGR: SE8918783316
Source: English Heritage
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