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Church of St Mary, Levisham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 329666

OS Grid Reference: SE8324290030
OS Grid Coordinates: 483242, 490030
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2991, -0.7224

Location: Levisham, North Yorkshire YO18 7NJ

Locality: Levisham
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO18 7NJ

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Listing Text

SE 89 SW
(south side, off)
3/48 Church of Saint Mary
- II *
Church. C11 chancel; nave refaced and part of chancel rebuilt C19; C19
vestry and tower of 1897. Dressed limestone on plinth; ashlar quoins to
tower; nave roof of stone flags; chancel and vestry roof of pantiles. West
tower; 4-bay nave; chancel and north vestry. 2-stage embattled tower on
chamfered plinth has paired louvered bell openings to all faces. 3-light
Perpendicular style west window beneath corbelled hood-mould with
commemorative plaque below. South doorway to left of 2 pairs of trefoil-
headed windows, all rebuilt. Single original lancet to chancel. Nave north
wall has dwarf buttresses at each end flanking 2 pairs of rebuilt windows.
Triple lancet to east end. Several fragments of carved stone said to be
pre-conquest are built into the chancel south wall, and the west face of the
tower. Coped gables. Interior: C11 chancel arch with square responds and
imposts chamfered on lower edge. Pointed piscina in south wall of chancel,
restored in C19. C19 tower arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner one
corbelled. Church redundant at the time of resurvey, and other interior
fittings have been removed. The church, in its isolated position, is a
remarkable survival of the medieval village of Levisham which is said to
have disappeared at the time of the Black Death.

Listing NGR: SE8324290030

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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