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Church of Saint Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Birdsall, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.099 / 54°5'56"N

Longitude: -0.7148 / 0°42'53"W

OS Eastings: 484140

OS Northings: 467779

OS Grid: SE841677

Mapcode National: GBR RPG1.1C

Mapcode Global: WHFBP.Z7SF

Entry Name: Church of Saint Nicholas

Listing Date: 10 October 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174500

English Heritage Legacy ID: 328724

Location: Birdsall, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO17

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Birdsall

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: West Buckrose

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 86 NW
(north side)
North Grimston
3/21 Church of Saint Nicholas

Church. C12 and C13, C15 east window, with remodelling of south side of
chancel in C18. West tower, 4-bay nave with south porch, 3-bay chancel.
Tower with clasping buttresses. To west: lancet window with evidence for
former triangular hood-mould. Early C13 sculpture of Saint Nicholas, with
tunic of tightly folded drapes held over one arm, the other holding a staff.
String course. Pointed double belfry openings. String course to plain
coped parapet. Weathering line of earlier steeply-pitched roof visible on
east face of tower. Nave: opposed north and south round-arched doorways,
that to north in plain frame, with a pair of Anglo-Danish affronted beasts
in panel over; that to south, in porch, of 2 orders with roll-moulding and
nailhead. Square-headed and pointed 2-light windows. Corbel table of
Anglo-Danish beast heads to north. Chancel: square-headed windows and door
beneath keyed stone lintels to south. 2 lancets to north. East front: 3-
light Perpendicular window. Interior: chancel arch of 2 orders with zigzag
to outer order. Font: massive Norman drum with reliefs of the Last Supper,
the Descent from the Cross, and Saint Nicholas in episcopal robes. C14
coffin slab with elaborate foliate cross in chancel. Monuments: Elizabeth
Cracroft, died 1602. Brass inscription plaque surrounded by 4 brass coats
of arms in elaborately carved stone surround. Thomas Langley, died 1723:
tablet flanked by Corinthian columns, resting on shelf supported by
consoles, and carrying a scrolled pediment and achievement. Similar but
less ornate memorial to Thomas Langley, died 1697. Pevsner N, Yorkshire,
York and the East Riding, 1972.

Listing NGR: SE8413667780

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