Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331830
OS Grid Reference: SE4491261782
OS Grid Coordinates: 444912, 461782
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0501, -1.3155
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GREAT OUSEBURN MAIN STREET
9/15 Church of St.Mary
Church. Norman tower with C13 belfry; C14 arcades, with vestry and
aisles rebuilt 1820; C15 chancel and south chapel of 1883. Ashlar stone
with sandstone and red brick vestry; stone slate roofs. West tower;
3-bay aisled nave; chancel, north vestry and south chapel.
3-stage tower on chamfered plinth. Inserted lancet in first stage, west
face, and slit lights to south on first and second stages: second-stage
light has reset corbelhead above. Clock face to west in second stage.
Bell openings on all faces are paired round-headed chamfered lights with
squared centre shafts, closed by pierced shutters. Chamfered belfry
string course; embattled parapet with crocketed angle pinnacles above
waterspouts to east, west and south. Pyramidal roof. South aisle west
end contains pointed double-chamfered doorway, with board double doors,
beneath hoodmould. North and south aisle walls each contain three pointed
2-light windows with Y-tracery, beneath hoodmoulds. South chapel has
chamfered plinth and offset west buttress. Moulded pointed priest's door-
way and reset square-headed window of three cusped lancets to east. C19
Perpendicular window in chapel east end. Square-headed 2-light window in
chancel south wall, and similar in north wall, partly obscured by lean-to
vestry. Perpendicular east window in double-chamfered pointed opening.
Interior. Round, double-chamfered tower arch on rectangular responds with
plain imposts, coved on lower side. Arcades of tall, pointed, double-
chamfered arches on slender cylindrical columns with moulded octagonal
caps. Slightly stilted, two-centred, double-chamfered chancel arch on
half-octagonal responds. Monuments: two wall monuments by Fisher of York
on chancel north wall: a draped urn on a pedestal to Elizabeth Young,
d.1779; and a panel in carved surround surmounted by a slender urn, to
Sarah Horsfield, d.1780.
Listing NGR: SE4491261782
Source: English Heritage
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