Building record MYO1988 - CHURCH OF ST MARY, Askham Richard

Summary

Church. Late 12th century with earlier origins, restored 1879. Magnesian limestone ashlar and sandstone with plain tile roof. Continuous nave with no chancel, south porch, north vestry. The Saxon doorway now in vestry was found in tile north wall during restoration and re-assembled.

Location

Grid reference SE 5369 4801 (point)
Map sheet SE54NW
Civil Parish Askham Richard, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

Church. Late C12 with earlier origins, restored 1879. Magnesian limestone ashlar and sandstone with plain tile roof. Continuous nave with no chancel, south porch, north vestry. Nave: Norman south side has 3 irregularly-spaced round-headed windows under hood-moulds. To east a buttress and round-arched doorway. South porch of 1879 with 2 orders of eroded nook shafts contains late Norman doorway with 2 orders of nook shafts, all with water-leaf capitals except one which is scalloped, supporting arch decorated with roll- moulding, under hood-mould with mask stops and with mask at apex. Chamfered eaves band to first 2 bays. North side: restored in C19. 2 similar windows without hood-mould. C19 vestry under catslide roof with late Victorian chimney and inserted round-arched Saxon doorway in west end. West gable: restored in C19. Tall, single-light, round-headed window. Slightly projecting bell-turret supported by modillion band. Round-headed bell- opening under hood-mould. Cross at apex. East end: restored in C19. Ashlar plinth. Group of 3 stepped round-arched windows, under continuous hood-mould. Round window above. All (chamfered) architraves and hood- moulds renewed. Interior: renewed in C19. Base of cross decorated with serpent design found in 1879. The Saxon doorway now in vestry was found in tile north wall during restoration and re-assembled.
Listing NGR: SE5369748013
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

1 bell, 6 hanging loops, 20.625 dia, weight 1.3.5, date 1878, founded by John Taylor & Co

NMR Information:

[SE 5370 4801] Ch. [T.U.] (1)

St. Mary's Church contains Late Norman doorways, but the rest is
mostly rebuilt.
A sculptured stone has been thought to be pre-Conquest, but there
is no definite sign of pre-Norman work though the dragon-snake motif
is traceable to the Anglo-Danish Age. (2-3)

Church in normal use. The sculptured stone is now used as the base
of a lectern and is placed on the chancel window. (4)

2/4 Church of St Mary
Grade II*
Church. Late C12 with earlier origins, restored 1879. Magnesian
limestone ashlar and sandstone with plain tile roof. Continuous
nave with no chancel, south porch, north vestry. Nave: Norman south
side has 3 irregularly-spaced round-headed windows under hood-moulds.
To east a buttress and round-arched doorway. South porch of 1879 with
2 orders of eroded nook shafts contains late Norman doorway with
2 orders of nook shafts, all with water-leaf capitals except one whichis scalloped, supporting arch decorated with roll-moulding, under
hood-mould with mask stops and with mask at apex. Chamfered eaves bandto first 2 bays. North side: restored in C19. 2 similar windows
without hood-mould. C19 vestry under catslide roof with late Victorianchimney and inserted round-arched Saxon doorway in West end. West
gable: restored in C19. Tall, single-light, round-headed window.
Slightly projecting bell-turret supported by modillion band.
Round-headed bell-opening under hood-mould. Cross at apex. East end:
restored in C19. Ashlar plinth. Group of 3 stepped round-arched
windows, under continuous hood-mould. Round window above. All
(chamfered) architraves and hood-moulds renewed. Interior: renewed
in C19. Base of cross decorated with serpent design found in 1879
The Saxon doorway now in vestry was found in the north wall during
restoration and re-assembled. (5)

The cross-base is now thought to be post-Conquest, and by parallel with Kirkstall Abbey, late 12th century. (6)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958.
2 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Bldgs. W.R. Yorks 1959, p.856. (N. Pevsner)
3 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION YAJ 23, 1914, p.135 (W.G. Collingwood)
4 Field Investigators Comments F1 RL 02-MAY-63
5 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest DOE(HHR)Dist pf Selby, N.Yorks, July 1985, 3.
6 Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Volume VIII: Western Yorkshire 286 8 Coatsworth, Elizabeth

Unified Designation System UID 1316686

Related event: (UID 1050679) SURVEY BY SYDNEY DECIMUS KITSON. Architectural Survey. Undated.

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Dec 20 2021 10:54AM

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