Building record MYO435 - CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Summary

In all there have been three Churches in the Parish of Bishopthorpe. The first was built in 1205c on the bank of the River Ouse in Bishopthorpe. The second was built on the same site in 1768 by Archbishop Drummond, after the demolition of the first. However, the building was continually flooded, and so the third and present church was built on new land between 1885 and 1899. The ruins of Archbishop Drummond’s church can still be seen at the end of Chantry Lane. The present church contains 6 bells dating betwen 1673-1990. There is also an historic disused bell dating to 1523 by P van den Ghein. This bell and the oldest of the others are on the national list of historically significant bells.

Location

Grid reference SE 5950 4788 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Bishopthorpe, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

Church, 1898-1902, C Hodgson Fowler. Sandstone ashlar with plain tile roof. West tower, nave with aisles, south porch, chancel with south aisle and north vestry. Gothic Revival. 3-stage embattled tower with diagonal buttresses with offsets. 2-light bell openings to each side under hood- moulds. South porch. Pointed archway decorated with fleurons over doorway with roll-moulding to architrave, 4-bay nave. Buttresses with offsets to each bay. Straight, trefoil-headed 2-light windows to under hood-moulds to aisles and similar 3-light windows to clerestory. 2-bay chancel has to south aisle straight-headed windows with Perpendicular tracery, and to clerestory window as nave clerestory. 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery to the head to east end of south aisle. North vestry has 3-light mullion windows. 5-light east window with Perpendicular tracery to the head. Interior: octagonal piers with double-chamfered arches to nave and clustered columns to chancel.
Listing NGR: SE5978947733

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

In all there have been three Churches in the Parish of Bishopthorpe. The first was built in 1205c on the bank of the River Ouse in Bishopthorpe. The second was built on the same site in 1768 by Archbishop Drummond, after the demolition of the first. However, the building was continually flooded, and so the third and present church was built on new land between 1885 and 1899. The ruins of Archbishop Drummond’s church can still be seen at the end of Chantry Lane. (St Andrew's website).

Bells: 6 bells in use - Bell 1 dates to 1705 by Samuel I Smith, 2 is modern dating to 1990 by John Taylor & Co, 3 dates to 1673 by Samuel I Smith (this bell is on the list of historically significant bells), bells 4-6 date to 1903 by John Taylor & Co. There is also an historic disused bell dating to 1523 by P van den Ghein this is also on the national list of historically significant bells. CARE No. 43/010

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Feb 14 2017 3:03PM

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