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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Long Preston, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0186 / 54°1'6"N

Longitude: -2.25 / 2°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 383715

OS Northings: 458091

OS Grid: SD837580

Mapcode National: GBR DPQZ.P6

Mapcode Global: WHB6Y.D8S4

Plus Code: 9C6V2P9X+CX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323859

ID on this website: 101157818

Location: St Mary's Church, Long Preston, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Long Preston

Built-Up Area: Long Preston

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Long Preston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SD 8258-8358
(south side)
13/3 Church of St Mary the


Parish church. Late C14/early C15 with C19 and C20 alterations. Slobbered, squared
rubble, millstone grit dressings, stone slate roof. South porch, west tower, 4
bay nave, north and south aisles, 3 bay chancel restored 1867-68 by Healey of
Bradford, north and south side chapels. Gabled south porch has moulded entrance
surround, segmental pointed arch, hood mould; trefoil cross to gable. Shield stops
to hood of entrance, plank door and strap hinges. 3 stage tower: diagonal
buttresses, 2 single light chamfered windows to first two stages. Bell stage has
segmental pointed 2-light windows with cinquefoil heads and quatrefoil above
geometrical tracery. Clock face to west. Crocketed finials. Aisle and chapel
windows are 2-light segmental pointed with cavetto mullions and geometrical tracery:
cinquefoil heads with quatrefoils above; hoodmoulds, 2 windows no aisles and 3 to
chapel. c1870 north and south entrances to chapels. East end of south chapel has
3-light window with ogee arch; 2-light trefoil headed east window to north chapel.
Chancel east window is 3-light with rectilinear tracery and trefoil heads. c1870
cruciform finial to east and west ends of chancel. Interior: 4 bay north and south
arcades with octagonal piers and segmental pointed arches. Pulpit c. late C17.
Romanesque sandstone font with zig-zag moulding; 1726 oak canopy. King post roof
trusses with A-braces to nave. Cusped windbraces to roof of north and south aisles;
stone shield corbels. Minton tiles to chancel. Some stained glass windows by
Capronnier of Brussels.
Source: W A Shuffrey, The Churches of the Deanery of North Craven, (Leeds, 1914),
pp 157-79.

Listing NGR: SD8371758092

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