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Church of St Mary, Birdforth

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 332859

OS Grid Reference: SE4863175789
OS Grid Coordinates: 448631, 475789
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1756, -1.2565

Location: A19, Birdforth, North Yorkshire YO61 4NW

Locality: Birdforth
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO61 4NW

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Listing Text

SE 47 NE
(east side, off)
4/1 Church of St Mary
- II
Redundant church. C12, C16-C17, C18 and C19. Rubblestone with interlocking tile
roof. 4-bay nave, single-cell chancel. Quoins. Nave: quoined round-arched south
door with imposts, the right half restored; to its right two windows, each of 2
round-arched lights; at west end C19 brick belfry with louvred bell-openings and
pyramidal Welsh slate roof with iron finial; east gable cross. On north side a
later window at east end. In west end a small segment-arched window. Chancel,
lower and narrower, has traces of former opening on left, east gable cross, and
east window as nave. Interior: round chancel arch with imposts; 4 principal rafter
roof trusses with curved collars to nave, the tie-beams with groove-moulding and
one with sunk panel containing letters and date 'G1702B' below motif; in chancel
north wall, architraved sunken panel with embossed shield and flowers and letters
and date '1585':
A S(?). c1700 pulpit, panelled with vine-trail and simpler top mouldings,
knob finials to gate posts and lectern with brass candlestick; lectern with turned
C17 baluster-like shaft on renewed base; C12 circular tub font on renewed base with
probably C17 cover having ogee-shaped ribs; in chancel, chamfered stone top of
probably C14 tomb with incised sword.

Listing NGR: SE4863175789

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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