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Church of Saint Gregory, Bedale

Description: Church of Saint Gregory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333539

OS Grid Reference: SE2655688450
OS Grid Coordinates: 426556, 488450
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2910, -1.5935

Location: N End, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1AB

Locality: Bedale
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 1AB

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Listing Text

SE 2688-2788
(east side)
8/31 Church of Saint Gregory
- I
Church. C13, C15 and C19. Sandstone, limestone, rubblestone and ashlar.
Slate and lead roofs. West tower with south porch, nave with north and
south aisles, chancel with north vestry. 5 stage C13-C15 tower: Decorated
style with Perpendicular-style bell stage. Offset angle buttresses, stair
turret with 5 chamfered slit openings. To left, 3 2-light cusped, arched
chamfered windows with hoodmoulds. Stone band and clockface between 2nd and
3rd windows. Above, 2 2-light flat-headed belfry windows with cusped lights
and hoodmoulds. Small pilaster buttress between and either side. Band.
Diagonally-set gargoyles at corners. Embattled parapet with pinnacles at
each corner and centre of each side. Panelled west door in doorway of 2
chamfered orders under hoodmould with head stops. Above, a 3-light window
with Decorated tracery and hoodmoulds with head stops. Gabled south porch:
chamfered pointed-arched doorway with hoodmould, ogee-headed niche in apex
of gable. Stone parapet and tile roof. Inside, a pointed tunnel vault with
2 chamfered ribs. C15 board door. Nave: 4 bays. South aisle: offset angle
buttresses and one to left of right-hand bay. 3 left-hand bays of rubble
have C19 2-light Decorated windows with hoodmoulds. To right, chamfered
pointed doorway with tablet and sundial above. Right-hand bay has flat-
arched 4-light window with hoodmould. North aisle: offset buttresses define
bays. 3-left hand bays have C19 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. Bay to
right has plain chamfered 3-light window. Clerestory: has flat-arched
cusped 3-light window with hoodmoulds. Embattled parapets and lead roofs to
aisles and clerestory. Chancel: lower, 2 bays. Offset diagonal buttress to
east. Cusped 2-light windows with cambered arches. Similar window to north
with small vestry below it. East window of 5 cusped lights with C13 tracery
and hoodmould, said to have come from Jervaulx Abbey (Pevsner, North
Yorkshire, p 75). Interior: tower vault with 8-ribs around a ring for the
bell hole. North arcade: C13, first pier octagonal, second quatrefoil with
keeled foils, the third cruciform with concave re-entrant angles. Crocket
and leaf-crocket capitals. A ballflower motif runs up the third pier and
continues on all the arches; hoodmoulds have nutmeg motif. South arcade:
C13 octogonal piers with double-chamfered arches. The east ends of arcade
form chapels to the outside of the chancel. Chancel arch chamfered with
stops. C19 roofs. Crypt under chancel has 2 rib vaults with double-
chamfered ribs. In chancel a sedilia with crocketed ogee arches on shafts
with fillets. In the crypt, part of a late C9 round cross shaft with plait
and rope motifs and a carving of the Virgin Mary of the same date.
Round altar wooden panels with profile hands in medallions of c1540, also
C17 Dutch or Flemish panels. 2 small figures of apostles of the early C19.
Wall paintings: on the chancel arch, some ornamental patterns of the C13.
On the north aisle wall St George and Dragon, C14. Monuments: to Sir Bryan
Fitzalan and his wife with recumbant effigies, early C15, his in alabaster
under nodding ogee canopy, hers in stone. C14 effigy of priest in north
chapel. In north aisle memorial in black marble to Thomas Jackson died

Listing NGR: SE2655688451

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Source: English Heritage

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