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Church of St Mary

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

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Latitude: 54.022 / 54°1'19"N

Longitude: -0.6664 / 0°39'58"W

OS Eastings: 487470

OS Northings: 459263

OS Grid: SE874592

Mapcode National: GBR RPSX.JZ

Mapcode Global: WHGD7.Q5WJ

Plus Code: 9C6X28CM+QF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 September 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 167820

Location: Fridaythorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Fridaythorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Fridaythorpe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: York

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7/9 Church of St Mary


- I

Church. C12 origins including south door and chancel arch of c1140 and
tower of c1190, with C13 additions including north arcade, later additions
and alterations of C17, 1771 and of 1902-3 by C Hodgson Fowler for Sir
Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet of Sledmere, including rebuilding of north aisle
and south porch. Limestone ashlar with concealed roof. 2-stage west tower,
3-bay nave with south porch and with aisle and clerestory to north, 2-bay
chancel with north vestry. Tower: chamfered plinth. To west side, first
stage, a round-arched window with chamfered jambs; above to second stage a
wooden clock inscribed 'ANO DOM / 1903 / Time is short : Eternity / is
long'; to other sides, second stage, are rectangular bell openings. Eaves
band with C20 rainwater heads to east. Low parapet with pyramidal finials
to corners. Entrance to south porch a pointed arch with shafts supporting
roll-moulding under hoodmould flanked by shields. Eaves band. Parapet with
moulded copings. Ridge cross. Within a C19 studded door in round-arched
Norman surround of 3 orders: the inner order has scallop capital to right
and fleuron capital to left, central order with similar capitals, outer
order with scallop capital to left and zigzag capital to right. Chevron
moulded arches to all orders, that to centre with ball motif to antis. The
abaci are decorated with interlacing bands, foliage and zigzags, the whole
under partly eroded hoodmould. Nave, south side: chamfered plinth. To east
of porch a rectangular light with chamfered surround and 2-light mullion
window in chamfered surround. To upper right-hand area a small square light
in chamfered surround. Low parapet with moulded copings. North side: aisle
has plinth and buttresses with off-sets to east. Entrance to right, a
studded plank door within pointed moulded surround under hoodmould with
label stops. 2 and 3-cinquefoil-light straight-headed windows within
cavetto-moulded surrounds. West end has similar 3-light window. Modillion
corbel table. Clerestory has 3 rectangular windows within chamfered
surrounds. Chancel, south side. Chamfered, round-arched priest's door with
lancet window to either side in chamfered surrounds. Low parapet surmounted
by roll-moulded copings. North side: vestry, a continuation of north aisle,
has studded plank door within cavetto-moulded, 4-centred surround, and to
east a 3-lancet-light, straight-headed window within cavetto-moulded
surround. To east end of chancel, a blocked 3-light mullion window in
double-chamfered surround. Cross at apex. Interior. Pointed, double-
chamfered tower arch on chamfered responds with abaci and some star
mouldings. Nave has 4-bay arcade to north: double-chamfered, pointed arches
on cylindrical piers with moulded bases and capitals, the easternmost pier
inscribed 'This 713 found hear' (sic). Round, chancel arch has outer order
of chevron moulding on shaft with scallop capitals to left, roll-moulded
inner order and carved abaci, otherwise mainly re-cut. North aisle:
shoulder-arched opening to vestry with studded plank door. Chancel, north
side, has lancet and round-arched window, the latter is easternmost and
blocked, the other lights vestry. Early C17 oak altar rails with rod-on-
vase balusters. Font, Norman, has arcading to top on plinth and tapering
octagonal base, partly recut. Fragments of wall painting with parts of the
10 Commandments to east end of nave to right of chancel arch. To chancel a
priest's grave slab c1350 with incised cross. Bust of Sir Tatton Sykes
1826-1913 by Bryan Charles. C18 carved altar brought from Sledmere Church
in 1895. Reredos of 1902. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding,
1978, p 233.

Listing NGR: SE8747059261

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