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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2349 / 54°14'5"N

Longitude: -1.3458 / 1°20'44"W

OS Eastings: 442737

OS Northings: 482326

OS Grid: SE427823

Mapcode National: GBR MM1G.FP

Mapcode Global: WHD8H.9TCC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 June 1966

Last Amended: 15 June 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333300

Location: Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, YO7

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Thirsk

Built-Up Area: Thirsk

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

6/59 (west side)
Church of St Mary
GV (formerly listed as
Church of St Mary


A fine perpendicular church, outstanding in the region. Begun at the west c1430,
progressed eastwards, being completed in the later C15 as indicated by the flatter
chancel window arches. Restored by Street 1877. Possible fragments of earlier
building visible on west wall of nave. Sandstone ashlar. Lead roofing. Trefoil
pierced battlemented parapet and good gargoyles. 6-bay aisled nave and 2 bay aisleless
chancel, 3 storey west tower and 2 storey south porch. Crypt under chancel
(necessitated by hill site) has a shallow tunnel vault. West tower has large 3 light
windows and bell openings. 2-storey nave has 3-light depressed arched windows and
panel tracery. The 3-light aisle windows have 2-centred arches. The single storey
chancel has 3-light basket-arched windows. 5 light east window. Interior: nave
arcade has typical perpendicular pier, of a section of 4 shafts and 4 diagonal hollows,
and 2-centred arches. Chancel arch of 1877. Reproduction of fine wagon roof with
bosses which was removed because of wood beetle. C15 sedilia and screens to east of
ailes, somewhat restored. C15 north and south doors, the letter with wicket and very
fine carving. Glass: east window of south aisle C15 fragments. South-east window of
south aisle tracery figures by Holiday 1875. Fragment of brass of Robert Thirsk d1419.
Tablet Hon. Aurelia Frederica Storre Fisher of York 1778. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North
Riding, 1966, p365ff, K.C.H., Yorkshire, North Riding, 1925, p58ff.

Listing NGR: SE4273382325

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