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Church of St Nicholas, Husthwaite

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 332758

OS Grid Reference: SE5183175112
OS Grid Coordinates: 451831, 475112
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1692, -1.2076

Location: High Street, Husthwaite, North Yorkshire YO61 4PX

Locality: Husthwaite
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO61 4PX

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Listing Text

SE 5075-5175
(north side)
Church of St Nicholas

Church. C12 and C15 with C17 fittings and 1895 restoration. Sandstone ashlar,
lead roofs, 3-stage west tower, 5-bay nave with south porch, 3-bay chancel. C12
stone reused in lower stages of tower which has plinth with chamfered off-set,
diagonal buttresses with many offsets to west; C15 ground-floor west window of
3 cinque-foiled lights in chamfered 4-centred arch; first-floor single-light
louvred south opening; string course below C15 belfry with on each side a
2-light cinque-foiled louvred flat-headed chamfered opening; weathervane on
roof. Nave: C12; gabled south porch has chamfered triangular-headed doorway
with renewed lintel dated 1878 and hood mould; inside it, C12 round-arched south
doorway of 3 orders, the outer 2 with chevron decoration, spiral capitals and
shafts (one missing), and with outward-opening old door with old sneck and
bolts; C19 2-light Romanesque-style windows, 1 to left of porch and 2 to right;
parapet with a C17 finial at each end; on north side, blocked C12 chamfered
doorway with round arch, imposts and dripmould, also small Romanesque window.
C12 chancel has priest's doorway matching that of porch, but with almost
illegible inscription on lintel, recorded as "1683", flanked by flat-headed
windows of 2 ogee-headed lights with trefoil cusping, and plain parapet; 2-light
east window with segmental-pointed head, renewed in C19; Romanesque window and
later single-light on north side. Interior: chamfered segmental-pointed tower
arch; wide C12 round chancel arch with imposts, and to its left a squint-like
opening; in chancel, east window and priest's doorway have Romanesque splays;
trefoil ogee piscina with new bowl; chancel has flat roof with some moulded
principal beams; nave has C19 shallow king-post roof with struts to principal
purlins. Wall monuments on north wall of chancel to Francis Goulton d.1737 of
Highthorne (qv) by Taylor of York, and to Robert Pearson MA, d.1805, Archdeacon
of Cleveland, Master of Coxwold Grammar School (qv Old Hall) and Minister of
this parish, inscription on large white stone tablet in wooden frame; monument
on north wall of nave to Robert Midgley d.1761, for 53 years Master of Coxwold
Grammar School and Minister of this parish, a black inscription tablet in a grey
marble frame above moulded base with panelled dado; and with broken pediment
containing cartouche with coat of arms. Fittings include C17 altar rail with
tapering turned balusters and knob finials flanking central gate; choir stalls
made up from C17 woodwork, possibly a screen; C17 pulpit with bolection frame to
panels, tester with ogee cupola and with C13 lead coffin cross mounted on rear
panel; C17 box pews with knob finials, partly made up from screens with arcaded
frieze; octagonal font with thick stem and broached base, C17 cover with 4 ogee
2, 38"; royal coat of arms dated 1830 above north door; oak parish chest near
south door. VCH ii, pp.38-9.

Listing NGR: SE5183175112

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Source: English Heritage

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