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Selby (District Authority)
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SE 67351 30619


HEMINGBROUGH MAIN STREET SE 63 SE (west side) Church of Saint Mary the 10/50 Virgin 17.11.66 I GV

Church. Late C12 origins to nave and north transept with C13, C14 and C15 additions; late C13 chancel with C15 south chapel and upper stage to north chapel; late C13 south transept with C15 additions; late C13 tower with spire of c1416-1446. Magnesian limestone ashlar with lead roof. Cruciform on plan. Aisled 4-bay nave, chancel with 4-bay south aisle and 3-bay chapter house and vestry to north, with 2-bay north and south transepts and crossing with tower and spire. Nave: plinth, buttresses with off-sets to battlements. South aisle: porch to third bay has plinth and double- chamfered pointed arch. Cross at apex. Within a pointed plank doorway with roll-moulding under hoodmould. Head at apex supporting statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in ogee-headed niche. Three 3-light windows with reticulated tracery, the westernmost blocked, and one window with Perpendicular tracery. 4-light window with Perpendicular tracery to west end. North aisle: blocked, round-arched baptismal doorway with moulded surround. 3-light windows, 2 straight-headed otherwise with Perpendicular tracery. 5-light, straight-headed window to west end. West end of nave has buttresses to half-height. Central pointed plank door with roll-moulded surround. 5-light window with Perpendicular tracery to head. To both sides of nave a band with gargoyles and battlements. Clerestory has 4-light, straight-headed Perpendicular windows throughout. Transept: mainly 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery some with curvilinear tracery. South- west side has 2 tall trefoiled lancets. North and south transept ends have 5-light windows with Perpendicular tracery. Embattled tower has 2-light openings with Y-tracery. Octagonal spire. Chancel; south aisle: plinth, buttresses with off-sets to each bay. 4-centred priest's doorway with hollow chamfered surround. Lamb and God the Father at apex. Eroded inscription. Angels in spandrels under hoodmould. 3-light Perpendicular windows. Battlements. North aisle: 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery and 3-trefoiled light window. To east end of north aisle: flight of steps to 4-centred entrance with 4-panel door, a C19 pointed window and a 3-stepped-light window with trefoil heads above. Easternmost bay of chancel has 2-light window with Y-tracery. East end; angle buttresses with off- sets. Late C13 light window with cusped, stepped lancet lights, the outer ones cinque-cusped. Interior: nave arcade on cylindrical piers, pointed double-chamfered arches to 2 west bays. Double-chamfered round arches with roll-moulding to east. Crossing has pointed double-chamfered arches on trefoil piers. South aisle has 4-centred arches. North aisle has 2-pointed arches on cylindrical pier and pointed arch with fluted responds. Chancel: to south side a 4-bay, 4-centred arcade on 4-column piers with decorative capitals. To north: a pointed arch. Then pointed plank door with scroll hinges and above a blocked 2-light window with Y-tracery. Arcaded tub font of c1200. Pulpit reputedly of 1717 though with probable restoration, 6- sided with blank arches. Parclose screens to north chancel aisle. Remains of cresting of Elizabethan screen now in north chapel Pevsner records 4 panels of c1520-30 with monsters in tower. Stalls with poppy-heads. Misericord with leaf trail of c1200. Bench ends have tracery patterns and one with figure of a jester. Sculpture: 4 head corbels in south transept. C15 Easter credence with 2-bay front with traceried panels. Monuments: C15 cadaver. 6 medieval grave slabs of provosts of Hemingbrough, wooden memorial tablet to Dame Lenox Pilkington d1706. Jousting helmet and gauntlets of Sir Roger Pilkington d circa 1750. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978 pp 247-9. Freeman, R. W., Saint Mary The Virgin, Hemingbrough, A Summary and Guide, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE6735830619


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Books and journals
Freeman, R W, Saint Mary The Virgin Hemingbrough A Summary and Guide, (1978)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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