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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7387 / 53°44'19"N

Longitude: -0.013 / 0°0'46"W

OS Eastings: 531154

OS Northings: 428758

OS Grid: TA311287

Mapcode National: GBR XTB6.ZH

Mapcode Global: WHHH1.S905

Plus Code: 9C5XPXQP+FR

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 December 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1083462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 166613

Location: Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Rimswell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Withernsea with Owthorne

Church of England Diocese: York

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TA 32 NW
(west side)
4/71 Church of St Mary

Parish church. 1801 by Charles Mountain of Kingston upon Hull; alterations
of 1885 included removal of west gallery, reseating, refenestration;
reroofed c1980. Coursed reused rubble and ashlar, faced in yellow brick in
Flemish bond, partly stuccoed to east end of nave and partly concrete
rendered to tower; limestone ashlar and red brick dressings. Concrete tile
roof. West tower with west door, 3-bay nave, single-bay chancel. Ashlar
plinth. 3-stage tower: first stage has round-arched entrance with board
door and fanlight in round-arched recessed red brick panel, 4-course red
brick flush band with raised ashlar band above; second stage, rendered to
north and south sides, has raised ashlar panels, stuccoed 2-course brick
band; stepped-in third stage has recessed round-arched belfry openings with
wooden louvres, raised dentilled brick cornice; rendered stone-coped
parapet, plain sandstone angle pinnacles. Nave: pilasters flanking full-
height round-arched panels with ashlar impost band and original round-arched
window openings, blocked to base and containing inserted recessed twin
round-headed windows; raised dentilled red brick cornice, narrow ashlar
string course, red brick frieze with recessed rectangular panels above
windows; stone-coped gable. West end has single round-arched openings
flanking tower, with inserted recessed round-arched windows and single
recessed rectangular panels above. Chancel: similar recessed round-arched
panel with inserted window in original opening, plain 3-course red brick
band, frieze with recessed panel above; to south side full-height round arched panel to
east side with inserted stepped triple round-headed window in shortened
original round-arched opening; hipped roof. Windows have ashlar sills, all
openings have rubbed-brick arches. Remnants of stucco to east end of nave
and north side of chancel, covering wall, cornice and frieze. Interior.
Chamfered round arches to nave and chancel. Boarded coved ceiling. Gothick
panelled pulpit with traceried balustrade to staircase. Late C19 wall
tablets to chancel. Royal Arms of 1802 at east end of nave. The rubble
walls incorporate reused masonry, probably material salvaged from the
medieval church at nearby Owthorne, endangered by the sea and demolished in
the late C18. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, East Riding,
1972, p 329;'Victoria County History: York, East Riding, vol 5, 1984,
pp 95-6.

Listing NGR: TA3115428758

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