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Church of St Michael and Grave Cover Leaning on Buttress Beside North Door

A Grade I Listed Building in Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.445 / 54°26'41"N

Longitude: -1.6388 / 1°38'19"W

OS Eastings: 423520

OS Northings: 505569

OS Grid: NZ235055

Mapcode National: GBR KK01.0C

Mapcode Global: WHC67.SJTR

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and Grave Cover Leaning on Buttress Beside North Door

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Last Amended: 6 November 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131579

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322143

Location: Middleton Tyas, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Middleton Tyas

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Middleton Tyas with Moulton

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

NZ 2205-2305 (east side, off)

9/77 Church of St Michael and
grave cover leaning on
4.2.69 buttress beside north
door (formerly listed as
Church of St Michael)


Church and grave cover. C12, C13, C14, restored 1867-9 by Sir Gilbert
Scott. Rubble, artificial stone slate roof. West tower, 4-bay nave with
aisles and south porch, 3-bay chancel with north vestry over heating
chamber. Quoins. Tower: C13. 4 stages. C19 2-light west window and
pointed second-stage light vent; south-east stair turret with light vents;
chamfered northern third-stage light vent; 2-light belfry openings;
corbelled parapet. Nave: C19 gabled single-storey porch on left has Early-
English-style doorway and inner doorway of 2 chamfered orders, the outer one
shafted and with label with head stops. Aisle: bays divided by stepped
buttresses; C19 windows of 2 pointed lights with separate quatrefoils above;
plain parapet; west-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above;
unusual east-end double-chamfered half-lunette window of 3 lights. Plain
parapet with 3 water spouts. Ashlar coping and gable cross to right. North
aisle, from east; stepped corner buttress; window of paired lancets with a
single head; two 2-light windows with trefoils above and buttress in
between; buttress; grave cover propped up vertically between north doorway
and buttress to east, probably late C14, for a member of the Musard family,
the hereditary constables of Richmond Castle, of coped section forming
ridged cross, with shield emblazoned with the family arms - gules, 2 bars
gemelles and a chief or; double-chamfered pointed-arch north doorway; lancet
window; east-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above.
Chancel, from west: lancet window above blocked single-light 'leper window';
blocked pointed priest's door; 2 lancets; stepped buttress. Ashlar coping
and gable cross to right. 3 stepped lancets under continuous stepped hood-
mould to east end, 2 lancets to north. Interior: early C12 north arcade of
6 bays of 2 unchamfered orders, with cushion capitals and circular pillars
except for central octagonal pillar. Late C13 - early C14 south arcade of 4
bays, with simply-moulded capitals except for richly-carved oak leaves on
easternmost one and large heads between bays. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered
orders, the inner one on shafted responds. In south wall of nave aisle,
late C13 - early C14 tomb recess with triangular canopy, cusped and with
worn crockets. Within recess, late C13 - early C14 coffin lid with very
ornate foliate cross and rich foliage similar to that on capital. Further
east, a trefoiled piscina. South doorway straight-headed internally.
Monument on south wall of chancel to Rev John Mawer DD, d1763, who spoke 22
languages. In the nave, 3 hatchments, a piece of Saxon cross-head, a C15
alms box with 3 wrought-iron clasps to lid and a late C17 - early C18
communion table. VCH i, pp195-7.

Listing NGR: NZ2352005568

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