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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Holy Island, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.6693 / 55°40'9"N

Longitude: -1.8018 / 1°48'6"W

OS Eastings: 412566

OS Northings: 641776

OS Grid: NU125417

Mapcode National: GBR H2VW.QJ

Mapcode Global: WHC05.9R8P

Plus Code: 9C7WM59X+P7

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 December 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155369

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237727

ID on this website: 101155369

Location: St Mary's Church, Holy Island, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Holy Island

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Holy Island St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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12/18 Church of St. Mary


Parish Church. C12 and C13 incorporating earlier masonry. Bellcote C18. Random
rubble nave, chancel dressed stone, bellcote ashlar. Lakeland slate roof. Nave,
aisle, chancel, south porch and north vestry.

West end of nave has large C19 lancet flanked by giant offset buttresses which
join above to form an arch. Above this the C18 bellcote with keyed round-arched
openings and stone pyramid roof. Smaller buttresses to aisles.

4-bay nave with Victorian south porch. Victorian lancets and one large blocked
window. Buttresses between. North side of nave has old vestry to right and 2
windows with Y-tracery. North aisle east window is 3-light.

Chancel south side has blocked priest's door and small low side lancet. 3 lancets
with continuous hoodmoulds. East end has 3 stepped lancets with hoodmoulds,
buttresses between. 2 lancets and low side window on north side.

Gabled roof with flat coping and cross finials. Vane on bellcote. Aisle roofs
low-pitched with parapets.

Interior has C13 south door with continuous chamfer. 4-bay arcades. North
arcade of c.1200 with round piers and capitals. 3 chamfered round arches with
banded pink and white voussoirs; west bay is pointed arch, a C13 extension.

South arcade has hollow-chamfered pointed arches and octagonal piers. Double
chamfered C13 chancel arch. Remains of Saxon chancel arch visible above; also
Saxon masonry. Trefoiled piscina in south aisle. Large medieval grave cover set
in chancel north wall. East window by Mayer of Munich, chancel south window by
Atkinson. Hatchments with arms of Selby, Haggerston and Askew families in chancel.
Victorian oil lamps on brackets in chancel. Large C18 baluster font. Painted
wood memorial to Jane Moffitt 1797 in south aisle.

Listing NGR: NU1256441775

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