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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7149 / 53°42'53"N

Longitude: -0.2252 / 0°13'30"W

OS Eastings: 517228

OS Northings: 425738

OS Grid: TA172257

Mapcode National: GBR VTWH.11

Mapcode Global: WHHGY.JW0G

Plus Code: 9C5XPQ7F+XW

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 16 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 166656

Location: Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU12

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Paull

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Paull St Andrew and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Church of St Andrew


Parish church. Mid C14-C15, perhaps incorporating material from former church. Burnt in siege of Hull 1643. Repairs of 1663, c1700. Restorations of 1879 included reseating, reroofing; further restorations of c1890. Random beach cobbles, limestone rubble, squared masonry and bricks to nave and transepts; roughly-coursed limestone rubble to tower; limestone ashlar to chancel; vestry rendered. Limestone ashlar dressings throughout. Slate roofs.

Cruciform plan: four-bay aisled nave with north and south doors, slightly projecting transepts, three-bay chancel with vestry adjoining north side, tower above crossing. Nave: diagonal buttresses, buttresses between bays to north, single buttress to south, all with offsets. Pointed north door of single order, more ornate pointed south door of two orders, both with wave mouldings and hoodmoulds. Partly-restored segmental-headed two-light traceried windows to north and south. West side has buttresses flanking large partly-restored five-light traceried window with brattished transom, hoodmould. Transepts: north and south sides have buttresses flanking pointed three-light traceried windows with cinquefoiled lights and hoodmoulds; projecting spout for piscina to south.

Chancel: moulded plinth, angle buttresses and buttresses between bays with offsets; pointed south door with hollow chamfer and wave mouldings, pointed three-light windows to north and south with trefoiled lights and tracery similar to transepts but less ornate; large partly-restored pointed five-light east window with hoodmould, head stops, and tracery similar to west window, but with narrower plain transom. Lean-to vestry has C19 segmental-headed two-light traceried window. All windows with Perpendicular tracery. Coped parapets and gables with cross finials throughout.

Three-stage tower: quoins, moulded string courses between stepped-in stages. First stage has C19 square-headed door to west cutting string course. Second stage has narrow slit windows to north, south and east. Third stage has pointed two-light belfry openings with foiled Y- tracery. Moulded string course, coped embattled parapet.

Interior: tall nave arcades of pointed arches with wave mouldings, plain and hollow chamfers, on octagonal piers and responds with plain moulded capitals and bases on tall pedestals. Piers and arches bear traces of red paint; second pier from north-west bears traces of painted inscriptions, one dated 1657. Pointed double-chamfered arches from nave aisles to transepts. Crossing piers have partly-restored octagonal responds with plain moulded capitals and bases, carrying tall pointed arches to nave, chancel and transepts with plain and hollow chamfers, the outer chamfers beneath the tower intersecting above the springing. Pointed trefoiled piscina to south transept with restored bowl, hoodmould and head stops. Pointed chamfered piscina to north transept with restored bowl. Chancel has pointed wave-moulded north door, mutilated stone lectern on north wall. C19 roofs, tiled floors.

Monuments. C15 ashlar floorslab at west end of north aisle with Gothic marginal inscription; black marble floorslab at west end of central nave aisle to Dorothy Robinson of Newton Garth, of 1676, with roundel containing full achievement in relief; marble and ashlar chest tomb in south aisle to Barbara Locke of 1792, in railed enclosure with moulded ashlar plinth, wrought-iron column balusters, cone finials and urn finials to principals above single top rail. Painted pedimented wooden board above, recording 1825 bequest of Thomas Locke.

Marble wall tablets in chancel: to Hugh Blaydes, and others, of 1759, with arms and palm fronds in relief; to Ann Carvile of 1797 with miniature coloured hatchment, by E Giffin of London; to James Stovin of 1797 with open book and painted arms above, also by Giffin. Plain ashlar tablet in north transept to John Ombler of 1805. Oval tablet in north aisle to Cornelius Stovin of 1799; reset ashlar tablets below with roughly-carved finial and crowned angel with shield, probably C15.

Fragments of medieval glass in east window, chiefly canopy above figure to left. C19 octagonal font.

Church was built on a new site after the destruction of the former church by the Humber in 1355.

Listing NGR: TA1722425740

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