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Church of Saint Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.911 / 53°54'39"N

Longitude: -0.1732 / 0°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 520098

OS Northings: 447639

OS Grid: TA200476

Mapcode National: GBR WR76.9R

Mapcode Global: WHHG0.9YSN

Entry Name: Church of Saint Nicholas

Listing Date: 22 April 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431492

Location: Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Hornsea

Built-Up Area: Hornsea

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hornsea St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

(north side)

11/30 Church of Saint Nicholas


Church. C13 nave and aisles, late C13 tower, altered and enlarged late C14
and C15, restored by Scott 1865-7. Cobbles with freestone dressings. West
tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch (formerly with south chapel), 4-
bay chancel with north and south aisled chapels and eastern crypt. West
tower: 3 stages, embraced by westward extension of nave aisles. Chamfered
plinth, angle buttresses with offsets, chamfered strings. Pointed openings
with Y-tracery under hoodmoulds to 2nd and 3rd stages. Crenellated parapet
with eight crocketed pinnacles. Pointed double-chamfered west door under
stopped hoodmould. Four-light west window with Perpendicular tracery under
4-centred arch. Nave: 3 buttresses with offsets to westward extension of
aisles. 2 grouped lancets to west; similar window to east in blocked
pointed chamfered opening to former south chapel. Clerestory: 3-light
pointed windows with Perpendicular tracery. Low parapet with moulded
coping. Pointed south door under oblong hoodmould with blank trefoils and
mouchettes to spandrels. Chancel: moulded plinth, corner buttresses, 3
grouped lancets to south aisle. East bay (added 1430) has five-light
pointed windows with Perpendicular tracery to north and south walls.
Clerestory: three 3-light pointed window with Perpendicular tracery. Seven-
light pointed east window with Perpendicular tracery. Low parapet with
crocketed pinnacles and cross finial to coped gable. Interior: triple-
chamfered tower arches to north and south. North and south nave arcades of
pointed arches with continuous double chamfers: the north on high bases, the
south on similar, lower, bases. Pointed chancel arch with continuous fluted
mouldings dying into plain bases. Chancel: pointed arches to north and
south arcades with continuous chamfer and scrolled hoodmould on high moulded
base. Giant blank pointed arches with continuous chamfer enclosing
clerestory windows. Crypt, of unknown date, below east bay reached by
spiral stair from north choir aisle and small door with shouldered arch
(perhaps a former window) beneath east window of chancel. Fireplace with
rebated opening under segmental arch to north wall; inserted early C19
double brick vault. Early C13 octagonal font, each face with blank paired
lancets in low relief, to nave west end. Memorials: north nave aisle, east
end: C13 recumbent effigy in secular clothing. From the church of Saint
Giles, Goxhill. Recumbent effigies of a knight and lady from the church of
Saint Helena and Saint Mary Magdalene, Nunkeeling; late C13. Chancel south
aisle, east end: alabaster tomb chest to Revd. Anthony St. Quintin, died
1430. Sides with blank shields in quatrefoils, remains of inscription to
edge of covering slab. This is covered in early graffiti, including large
numbers of 'footprints'.

Listing NGR: TA2010247642

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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