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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 30865 84942


BURNESTON MAIN STREET SE 38 SW (east side) 6/5 Church of St Lambert 22.8.66


Church. C15 and C16. Coursed squared stone and ashlar; lead. and graduated slate roofs. West tower, nave with south and north aisles, south porch, chancel with north vestry. Perpendicular throughout. West tower: 3 stages, diagonal offset buttresses, cusped ogee-arched niches to first stage of western buttresses. South side has buttress-like stair tower. Second stage has small single-light opening with hoodmould. Belfry openings, elliptically-arched of 2-lights with cusped tracery. Chamfered band at belfry level. Buttresses have angled corner gargoyles to top. Plain slightly projecting parapet, pinnacles to each corner with finials. Splay footed stone spire. West window has pointed arch with hoodmould, of 3 lights with cusped tracery; above a clock face. Nave: 4 bays. South porch: pinnacled diagonal angle buttresses, gabled embattled parapets. Moulded pointed- arched doorway, inner doorway similar with board door. South and north aisles: offset angle buttresses between bays, windows are elliptically-arched with hoodmoulds, of 3 stepped cusped lights. East ends of aisles have pointed arched, larger 3-light windows with rectilinear tracery. Small elliptically-arched door to bay 2 of north aisle with hoodmould. Embattled parapets with crocketed pinnacles above the buttresses. Clerestory: pilaster buttresses between bays with crocketed pinnacles rising above the parapets. Elliptically-arched windows with hoodmoulds, of 3 stepped cusped lights. Embattled parapet with gable cross. Chancel: 3 bays. South side: between each bay offset angle buttresses with pinnacles rising above the parapets. Windows are large with pointed arches and hoodmoulds, of 3-lights with rectilinear tracery. Gable cross. Plain parapets. North vestry of 2 bays, with angle buttresses with pinnacles. To east end a flat-headed 2-light window with hoodmould and cusped tracery. To west similar 3-light window as those to south. East window: large with pointed arch and hoodmould, of 5 lights with rectilinear tracery. Interior: 4-bay north and south arcades with octagonal piers, moulded capitals and double-chamfered pointed arches. Similar tower arch. Tower vault of 3 ribs round the central ring. Chancel arch has moulded pointed arch with hoodmould, half octagonal capitals and moulded columns. Font of 1662, octagonal bowl, on round moulded shaft, bearing inscription 'RW RB 1662 RK'. C14 piscina. C14 sedilia of 3 stalls with cusped gabled canopies with crockets, in between small gabled buttresses. To each side of east window an ogee-headed cusped niche with crockets, to bottoms half octagonal corbels carved with heads. Nave pews: complete set of 1627, simple box pews with straight-headed ends with central knob and to the top panel of each pew strapwork carving. To the north aisle a 3-tiered pew with panel above, flanked by Ionic pilasters supporting frieze with pedimented panel above with coat of arms. Inside stone panel inscription saying that Thomas Robinson of Allerthorpe Hall gave £50 in 1627 to have all the nave pews made.

Listing NGR: SE3086384942


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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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Date: 09 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09871/15
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