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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eryholme, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4754 / 54°28'31"N

Longitude: -1.5067 / 1°30'24"W

OS Eastings: 432065

OS Northings: 509008

OS Grid: NZ320090

Mapcode National: GBR KJXP.LG

Mapcode Global: WHC63.TRQY

Plus Code: 9C6WFFGV+58

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 18 March 1968

Last Amended: 29 January 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322686

Location: Eryholme, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL2

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Eryholme

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Eryholme

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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NZ 30 NW
9/47 Church of St Mary the
18.3.68 (formerly listed as
Church of St Mary)

- II*

Church. c1200, C13, C14, C16, restored c1890. Red sandstone rubble with
mainly C19 brown sandstone rubble, and ashlar windows; plain tile roofs.
West tower, 4-bay nave with north aisle and south porch, chancel with C19
north vestry. Tower: very low, of 2 stages, and very small in plan, without
plinth or buttresses, probably mainly C13; quoins; on south, west and north
sides a C16 round-arched chamfered belfry opening with stone slate louvres;
on west side a small chamfered ground-floor lancet and water-spout above the
belfry opening; C16 battlemented parapet. Nave: quoins, projecting
footings. C19 porch with: quoins; slightly chamfered round-arched entrance
with slab capitals above plain jambs; shaped kneelers and ashlar coping to
gable; inner doorway with C13 roll-and-hollow moulded round arch on plain
abaci and with C19 chamfered jambs; set into inside of west wall, monolithic
head of window of two triple-cusped pointed lights, a corbel, 2 small
medieval grave covers and other stones; set into inside of east wall,
monolithic red sandstone head of window of two triple-cusped round-arched
lights, recessed panel with Anglo-Scandinavian figure, 5 fragments of
medieval grave covers, 1 with sword and 4 with elaborately carved crosses of
various dates. To west of porch a window of 2 triple-cusped round-arched
lights; to right of porch, C19 copies of 3 windows each of 2 triple-cusped
pointed-arched lights with quatrefoil above and hoodmould. Ashlar coping,
gable cross to right. North side: windowless; board door in chamfered
voussoired pointed-arched opening; east aisle window of 2 triple-cusped
pointed lights. Three-sided heating chamber in angle between tower and
aisle. Chancel: quoins to right; 1 window matching that to west of porch;
coping and gable cross to right; double-chamfered pointed-arched east window
of 3 cinquefoiled lights. Interior: c1200 4-bay north arcade with circular
columns, double-chamfered round arches with hoodmoulds, and with early
stiff-leaf crockets to one capital, bell capitals to other columns. Double-
chamfered pointed chancel arch on half-octagonal reponds with undercut
capitals, C19 round-arched tower arch with continuous chamfer. Late C19
scissor trusses to roofs of nave and chancel. Late C12 - early C13 font,
with plain circular basin on short circular stem. Set into chancel floor,
black marble slab with coat of arms and Latin inscription commemorating John
Calverley of Littleburn, Co Durham d1660, his wife Margaret Jenison d1671
and son John Calverley d1674. Early C20 stained glass by Douglas Strahan in
both east windows. VCH i, p 81.

Listing NGR: NZ3206509008

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