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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9838 / 53°59'1"N

Longitude: -1.8887 / 1°53'19"W

OS Eastings: 407398

OS Northings: 454203

OS Grid: SE073542

Mapcode National: GBR HQ7C.XN

Mapcode Global: WHB79.Y4T8

Plus Code: 9C5WX4M6+GG

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323722

ID on this website: 101166745

Location: St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Bolton Abbey

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Church, originally the nave of the Priory. Late C12, C13, C14 and C16.
Restored 1875-60 by G E Street. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, lead roof.
C12 - C13 nave and north aisle. C16 uncompleted tower hides the C13 west
front. Nave: south side has pointed arched blank arcading, above 6 tall
adjoining narrowly-set 2-light pointed arched plate-traceried windows with
quatrefoils, transomed with continuous hoodmoulds. Corbels, embattled
parapet. North side: aisle has a board door under a pointed arch with a
cusped crocketed niche above. Three 3-light C14 Decorated pointed arched
windows with sill band, hoodmoulds and buttreses between. The clerestory
has 4 lancet windows, continuous hoodmould. West front: double board door
in deeply splayed portal with 3 orders of colonnettes. The arch has
dogtooth mouldings. It is flanked by similar smaller arches with blind twin
sub-arches within, quatrefoils in the spandrels between the sub-arches.
Trefoils in spandrels between main door arch and side arches. Above blind
cusped arcading. Above the door central blind elliptical opening flanked by
pointed arches, all with dogtooth moulding, below continuous hoodmould.
Above again 3 tall pointed arched lancet windows, set in moulded arches on
colonettes. West front of tower: gableted offset angle buttresses,
decorated plinth, pointed arched door in moulded surround, flat hoodmould,
in spandrels shields set in quatrefoils. Above door trieze, Perpendicular
in style with alternating shields and shoulder-headed niches. Door and
frieze flanked by blank arcading. Above a large 5-light transomed
Perpendicular window, with crocketed ogee-headed hoodmould. Interior:
arcade of 4 bays, octagonal piers with circular one between. Triple-
chamfered arches. Shafts on small corbels rise from level of the stops of
the hoodmoulds to the ceiling. Wall built at east of nave after

Listing NGR: SE0740154204

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