Building record MYO439 - CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, Askham Bryan


The church dates from the late 12th century and is of magnesian limestone ashlar and sandstone rubble with red plain tile roof. Continuous nave and chancel, with south porch and north vestry. There is allegedly some Roman tile used in the fabric. The interior was re-fitted in the 19th century.


Grid reference SE 5537 4847 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Civil Parish Askham Bryan, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Church. Late C12 with later alterations. Magnesian limestone ashlar and sandstone rubble with red plain tile roof. Continuous nave and chancel, with south porch and north vestry. West end: single round-arched window in chamfered surround under hood-mould. At apex a bell-turret supported on corbel frieze with single bell-light and surmounted by cross. South porch: 3 orders of arches decorated with chevron moulding on badly weathered capitals decorated with water-leaf and ram's horn moulding. 2 orders of nook shafts, the inner order being plain. Nave and chancel: 2-course moulded plinth. 3 round-headed windows to either side in chamfered surrounds (some recut) and under recut hood-moulds. To south side a round- arched priest's doorway. East end has group of 3 similar windows under oculus window in chamfered surround with ball moulding. A recut cross at apex. Eaves band. Ashlar coping to gable ends. Interior has whitewashed walls, otherwise no special features.
Listing NGR: SE5537648474

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

NMR Information:

Unified Designation System UID 1132520

[SE 5537 4847] Church [TU] (1)

The Church of St. Nicholas is Late Norman(2). There are Roman
tiles in the masonry(3) (2-3)

In normal Use. (4)

Grade A, Parish Church of St. Nicholas
Interesting example of a small stone church of late 12th century.
Consists of continuous chancel and nave, south porch, and small
bell turret on the west gable. Roofed with flat tiles. The round
beaded window slits remain unaltered at the east end, but elsewhere
they have been widened. Porch doorway has richly carved Norman
Interior: mainly 19th century but pulpit is 1834. (5)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958
2 Yorkshire : the West Riding 85 by Nikolaus Pevsner ; revised by Enid Radcliffe
4 Field Investigators Comments F1 RWE 15-MAY-63
5 List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 3 MHLG (Prov List) Tadcaster RD, Yorks WR, May-1960

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

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Sep 16 2021 3:33PM


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