CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1083376
Date first listed:
25-Jan-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Driffield
National Grid Reference:
TA 00988 57798

Details

TA 00 57 DRIFFIELD LITTLE DRIFFIELD

13/9 Church of St Mary -

- II*

Church. C12 origins, nave and chancel rebuilt 1889 by Temple Moore, C15 west tower. 2 bay chancel, 4-bay nave with north porch, west tower. Latter of 2 stages with chamfered plinth, diagonal buttresses, and hollow-chamfered string at belfry level. West window of 2 pointed lights. 2-light belfry openings with Curvilinear tracery, corbel table, with masks, to parapet. Pyramidal roof with weathercock. Nave: chamfered plinth and buttresses with offsets. 2-light windows with cusped tracery. Blocked south door to nave with attached shafts and pointed head with keel moulding and ball ornament. Raised coped gable. Chancel has round-headed south door with continuous chamfer and east window of 3 lights with elaborate Curvilinear tracery flanked by buttresses. Raised coped gable with cross finial. Interior: C12 tower arch, apparently inserted into an older structure, with 3 human faces carved onto each impost. The nave contains a 9-sided tub font and an early C18 pulpit. In the north of the chancel is a C19 plaque commemorating the burial there of King Alfred of Northumbria in AD 705. On the opposite wall is a plaque recording the death of Lora, Viscountess Downe (d 1812) the inscription on which refers the reader to the Gentleman's Magazine for May 1812 for a more full description of her 'character and other particulars'. large number of sculptured fragments have been incorporated into the exterior fabric of the nave including a pre-Conquest interlace slab.

Listing NGR: TA0098857798

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
166868
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03188/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terry Dawson. Source Historic England Archive
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