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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Levisham, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2991 / 54°17'56"N

Longitude: -0.7224 / 0°43'20"W

OS Eastings: 483242

OS Northings: 490030

OS Grid: SE832900

Mapcode National: GBR RLDQ.DN

Mapcode Global: WHF9Q.W65K

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 10 November 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280303

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329666

Location: Levisham, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO18

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Levisham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Levisham St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 89 SW
(south side, off)
3/48 Church of Saint Mary
- II *
Church. C11 chancel; nave refaced and part of chancel rebuilt C19; C19
vestry and tower of 1897. Dressed limestone on plinth; ashlar quoins to
tower; nave roof of stone flags; chancel and vestry roof of pantiles. West
tower; 4-bay nave; chancel and north vestry. 2-stage embattled tower on
chamfered plinth has paired louvered bell openings to all faces. 3-light
Perpendicular style west window beneath corbelled hood-mould with
commemorative plaque below. South doorway to left of 2 pairs of trefoil-
headed windows, all rebuilt. Single original lancet to chancel. Nave north
wall has dwarf buttresses at each end flanking 2 pairs of rebuilt windows.
Triple lancet to east end. Several fragments of carved stone said to be
pre-conquest are built into the chancel south wall, and the west face of the
tower. Coped gables. Interior: C11 chancel arch with square responds and
imposts chamfered on lower edge. Pointed piscina in south wall of chancel,
restored in C19. C19 tower arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner one
corbelled. Church redundant at the time of resurvey, and other interior
fittings have been removed. The church, in its isolated position, is a
remarkable survival of the medieval village of Levisham which is said to
have disappeared at the time of the Black Death.

Listing NGR: SE8324290030

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