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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330686
OS Grid Reference: SE3843956096
OS Grid Coordinates: 438439, 456096
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9995, -1.4151
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SE 35 NE GOLDSBOROUGH CHURCH STREET
3/23 Church of Saint Mary
Church of Saint Mary. C13 and C14 with C12 south door and restorations in
1750 for Ann and Elizabeth Byerley and in 1859 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Coursed limestone rubble and ashlar, Westmorland slate roof. West tower,
nave and chancel under one roof, north and south aisles. 3-stage tower
with moulded plinth, narrow window and shields to second stage, and
Perpendicular belfry openings. Buttresses setback to lowest stage, angled
to middle, and diagonal to top stage. Crenellated parapet with fine
gargoyles. North aisle of 3 bays has C19 two-light windows and porch with 2
quatrefoil openings on each side. South aisle of 2 bays has possibly
repositioned Norman doorway with inner arch of zig-zag decoration, and outer
arch with beak-head decoration carried on attached single columns with
cushion capitals. To right - 2-light decorated window. South aisle, east
end has 3-light Perpendicular window. Chancel has two 2-light Decorated
windows, the more westerly window having transom and mullion. Lancet
windows at east end of north and south walls of chancel possibly C19.
Chancel east window has 5 stepped lancet lights under one arch, with a
circle above outer lights. Angle buttresses to chancel east end; ashlar
gable coping. Interior: narrow arch to west tower which has groined roof
and a circular opening for the bell ropes. North arcade has slim octagonal
pillars, the more westerly being monolithic. South arcade has stylised
foliage to capitals. Low chancel screen and sedilia are C19 Work. Memorial
to Sir Robert Byerley erected 1766 on chancel south wall, and memorials to
Richard de Goldsburgh, d 1308, and his son, Richard, d 1333, on chancel
floor, at each end of altar rail. Both are effigies of knights in full
armour, the earlier under a cusped and crocketed canopy, the later on a
panelled altar tomb which has traces of painted figures. A memorial slab on
the north wall of the north aisle, east end, commemorates Daniel Lascelles,
d. 1784. W.A. Atkinson, A Short Account of Goldsborough. 1922, p. 44.
Listing NGR: SE3843956096
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Source: English Heritage
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