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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332340
OS Grid Reference: SE2812195722
OS Grid Coordinates: 428121, 495722
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3563, -1.5688
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KIRKBY FLEETHAM KIRKBY LANE
SE 29 NE
WITH FENCOTE (north side off)
1/56 Church of St Mary
Church. C12, C13, C15, restoration of 1871. Rubblestone, ashlar dressings,
lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, south
chapel, and north aisle, 2-bay chancel with north vestry. West tower: C15,
3 stages, offset diagonal buttresses. To south a stair tower with 2 small
chamfered slit openings, band to belfry stage, 2-light Y-traceried pointed
belfry openings. Moulded band, ashlar embattled parapet. Perpendicular
west window of 3 lights with hoodmould. Nave: C13. South gabled porch:
offset angle buttresses, C19 segmental arch, above a small blind arched
opening with hoodmould. Stone coping, gable cross. Stone roof. Inner south
doorway Norman, one order of shafts with zigzag arch. South chapel to east
of porch: C13. 2 bays. 2 offset angle buttresses with offset diagonal
buttress to east. 2 Y-traceried cusped pointed-arched windows with
hoodmoulds. To east a similar window with 3-lights. Stone band, ashlar
parapet. Nave window to west of south porch, similar and of 2-lights.
Clerestory has 2-light Perpendicular flat-headed windows, with 4-centred
arched lights. Embattled parapets. North aisle: C15, 4 bays. Offset
diagonal buttresses to each end, between bays offset angle buttresses. 2-
light, pointed-arched windows with hoodmoulds, reticulated in style all of
1871. To bay left of right-hand bay a small chamfered segmental arched
north doorway. Chancel: 1871. Offset angle buttresses. Y-traceried cusped
2-light windows, pointed-arched with hoodmoulds. Moulded band, plain
parapet. Gable cross. Pointed arched east window: 5 lights with a mixture
of curvilinear and intersecting tracery and a hoodmould. Stone coping.
North vestry: 1871 of 3 bays. Pointed-arched cusped doorway. To left 3
small 1-light cusped lancets. Moulded band with pieces coming down at
right-angles forming hoodmoulds to windows. Plain parapet. Interior: 3-bay
north arcade (1871), octagonal piers with double-chamfered pointed arches.
Pointed chancel arch (1871), inner moulding on round shaft. To first stage
of tower a C15 quadripartite vault with chamfered diagonal and transverse
ribs and a central circle for bell ropes. Diagonal ribs supported on
moulded corbels. Double-chamfered pointed tower arch. Plain round font of
Norman origin, but reworked. Monuments: cross-legged effigy of Sir Nicholas
Stapleton, died 1290, in good condition, lion at feet, sword, shield and
chainmail helmet. Now resting in C19 pointed-arched niche on blind
quatrefoiled chest. Monument to William Lawrence, died 1785, by Flaxman. A
bust of a young man on a round pillar, with mourning woman to one side, his
wife Anne Sophie, heiress to the Studley Royal estate. This is set against
a grey marble slab with a pointed-arched top.
Listing NGR: SE2812195722
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