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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.8855 / 53°53'7"N

Longitude: -1.2622 / 1°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 448593

OS Northings: 443507

OS Grid: SE485435

Mapcode National: GBR MRMH.JX

Mapcode Global: WHDB8.LL5P

Plus Code: 9C5WVPPQ+54

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326036

Location: Tadcaster, Selby, North Yorkshire, LS24

County: North Yorkshire

District: Selby

Civil Parish: Tadcaster

Built-Up Area: Tadcaster

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Tadcaster St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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Church. Early C14-early C15, taken down in 1875-77, re-erected and raised
1.25 metres to make safe from floods. Magnesian limestone ashlar with Welsh
slate roof. 3-stage west tower, 3-bay aisled nave, south porch, 2-bay
aisled chancel. Tower. Diagonal buttresses with off-sets surmounted by
pinnacles. Round-arched west doorway in moulded surround under hood-moulds
with headstops. Above a 5-light window with recut panel tracery under hood-
mould with angel stops. South side has badly weathered canopied niche for
statue which breaks first floor band. Second stage band. Twin 2-light bell
openings to each side with small buttreses with offsets rising between each
pair supported by griffins and surmounted by pinnacles battlements and
pinnacles. South porch. Diagonal buttresses with offsets surmounted by
pinnacles. Pointed arch on double-chamfered surround under hood-mould.
Pointed doorway in double-chamfered surround. Nave and aisles. Chamfered
plinth. To south aisle and north and south nave clerestory, buttresses to
each bay with off-sets surmounted by pinnacles. To north aisle the
buttresses are single storey. Windows: straight-headed, 3-trefoiled lights.
String course with gargoyles and battlements. Chancel. Similar buttresses,
battlements and pinnacles to nave. Mainly 3-light, straight-headed windows
with Perpendicular tracery, those to south aisle under hood-moulds decorated
with badly-weathered fleurons. Pointed doorways to both aisles, to south
one under hood-mould, another under re-used Perpendicular traceried window
head. One single light window to south aisle. 5-light windows with
Perpendicular tracery to east end of chancel and to east end of south aisle.
Interior. Nave has north arcade of c1300 with circular piers with moulded
capitals and recut double-chamfered arches. To west end of south aisle, a
re-erected Norman arch with single order of nook shafts with decorated
capitals and chevron moulding to the head, with 2-light trefoil-headed
window inset. Chancel: double-chamfered arcade to south aisle with fleurons
to easternmost arch and on the capitals of the octagonal piers and responds.
2 double-chamfered arches to north. Stained glass: remains of medieval
glass to west end of south nave aisle. In the east window, Morris glass of
c1875-80. South aisle east window by Powell Bros. of Leeds, c1890. North
nave aisle, westernmost by Adam and Small of Glasgow, c1879. N Pevsner,
North Yorkshire: The West Riding, 1979, p 507.

Listing NGR: SE4859343507

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