Church Of Saint Mary

19 Feb 2006
Church Of Saint Mary, Market Place, Masham, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SE 2280-2380 MASHAM MARKET PLACE (south side, off)

7/44 Church of Saint Mary 9.8.66


Church. C12, late C14, C16 and C19. Sandstone, coursed squared stone and ashlar with lead roofs. West tower, aisled nave with south porch and north transept, chancel with north chapel. 4-stage tower: C12 and late C14; first-floor band; arched 1-light window; second-floor band. Arched belfry window has 2 round-arched lights with central colonnette set back. Corbel table with pinnacles at corners. Fourth stage: late C14, octagonal with broaches with offset diagonal buttresses above. Four 2-slight cusped-arched windows with hood-moulds, band, embattled parapet with pinnacles. Tall stone spire. Board west door in C12 doorway with 2 orders of colonnettes, scalloped capitals, and arch with rolls. Nave: 5 bays, C19 2- and 3-light arched cusped windows with hood-moulds throughout. First bay has vaulted C16 porch: arched doorway with hood-mould; offset diagonal buttresses with pinnacles. Chamfered coping with small central gablet with cross. Bays have offset angle buttresses, that to west is diagonal; plain parapet.

Clerestory: late C14. Embattled parapet with 6 pinnacles, gable cross.

North aisle: transept at east end with offset angle buttresses, an arched chamfered doorway to left of offset angle buttresses at west end. Chancel: C14, 3 bays with offset angle buttresses. Windows as nave. Central bay has arched priests board door with hood-mould below window. Plain parapet.

Gable cross. Interior: single-step C12 tower arch on plain imposts.

Arcades: Perpendicular, restored in C19; south arcade of 5 bays and north of 6 bays; octagonal piers with plain moulded capitals. North chapel arcade similar. Plain wide chancel arch, probably C19. Above chancel arch is late C18 - early C19 painting in Gothick frame with gilded panels in spandrels of an angel with scroll on clouds, in style of Reynolds. Fine monument to Sir Marmaduke Wyvill with his wife of Low Burton Hall, d1613: alabaster; 2 effigies recline on their sides, heads propped on elbows; small children kneel below; columns to either side and a shallow arch; strapwork cartouche at back and strapwork and achievement at the top, original iron railings.

Brass memorial plate to Christopher Kay d1689, and Jane Nichollson, d1690.

Monument to Abstrupus Danby 1737; grey and white marble; reredos-type with unfluted Ionic columns and broken pediment; fine bust in centre.

Listing NGR: SE2267480670


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1465 IOE Records taken by Tim Nichols; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Tim Nichols. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Nichols, Tim

Rights Holder: Nichols, Tim


Ashlar, Lead, Sandstone, Stone, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Commemorative Brass, Effigy