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Church of St Mary, Leake

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 March 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 332170

OS Grid Reference: SE4331990630
OS Grid Coordinates: 443319, 490630
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3094, -1.3357

Location: Leake, North Yorkshire YO7 4BN

Locality: Leake
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 4BN

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Listing Text

(east side, off)
3/33 Church of St Mary

Church C12, C13, C14 and C15. Coursed rubblestone and ashlar, Welsh slate
and lead roofs. West tower, aisled nave with clerestory and south porch,
chancel. Tower: C12. 3 stages, flanked by aisles. Later pointed-arched
west window of 3-cusped lights with hood-mould under band; to each aisle a
2-light Y-tracery pointed-arch window. To second stage on south side a one-
light arched window. Third stage has triple arcade to each side with
cushion capitals to columns, blind outer arches and louvred 2-light belfry
opening to central arches, corbel table. Plain chamfered parapet. Nave: 2
bays with 3-bay aisles. Porch is gabled with pointed-arched doorway under
hood-mould; inner pointed-arched board door; stone coping and finial to
gable. To right of porch is 2-light Y-tracery pointed arched window. Plain
parapet, stone coping. Aisle east window pointed-arched with 3 cusped
lights. C15 clerestory has two 2-cusped-light flat-arched windows.
Chamfered plain parapet. North aisle: board door set in chamfered surround
has 2-light arched cusped overlight to left, a 2-light cusped window; to far
left, a large 2-light cusped window. Chancel: 3 bays, divided by offset
buttresses with diagonal buttresses at east end. Board priest's door set in
left buttress. Y-tracery, 2-light arched windows, plain parapet. East
window C15, of 4 lights with rectilinear tracery and hood-mould. Interior:
3-bay north arcade, C13, has round piers with stiff leaf capitals carrying
round arches with one roll and one chamfer each. 3-bay south arcade, C14,
one capital with oak leaf motif. C13 piscina. In the south wall of the
nave a C13 medallion with an animal. Font cover, C17, heavily-moulded with
acorn finial. Benches are all Jacobean with small panels of decoration. 3
stalls in chancel, of 1519, have carved bench ends, poppy heads, small
beasts standing on detached shafts, dated 'MD 19'. Communion rail includes
tracery of the former rood screen. A good brass of c1530 to John Watson and

Listing NGR: SE4331490632

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Source: English Heritage

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