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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Thornton in Craven, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9311 / 53°55'52"N

Longitude: -2.1513 / 2°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 390161

OS Northings: 448345

OS Grid: SD901483

Mapcode National: GBR FQFZ.1J

Mapcode Global: WHB7C.XGQ5

Plus Code: 9C5VWRJX+FF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167634

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324519

Location: Thornton in Craven, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Thornton in Craven

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Church, probably early C16 (Whitaker records an inscription, of 1510 on tower).
West tower, and nave, chancel and aisles under one roof. Rubble to nave, large
dressed stones to tower, stone slate roof. The aisle walls are of four bays but not
all windowed: short offset buttresses. Windows are straight-headed with round arched
lights, 2 or 3 lights each. The east aisle windows (of 3 lights) have hoodmoulds
with crude faces carved on the stops. The east chancel window has five cusped lights
The tower has a 3-light window at ground level and 3-light louvred belfry windows.
Diagonal buttresses. On the nave side a steep roof coping is visible to a previous
nave roof. Interior has continuous double chamfered arcades on octagonal piers.
Late C19 or early C20 woodwork, and crucifixion east window of 1898 by Kempe. Heavy
balustered communion rail is late C17 or early C18.
T D Whitaker, History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, 1812

Listing NGR: SD9016348345

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