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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 93287 59050



8/73 Church of St Nicholas



Church. C12, C13 and C14 with later additions and alterations including restorations of 1895-1902 and extensive restoration of chancel by C H Fowler for Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet of Sledmere. Limestone ashlar with lead roof. 2-stage west tower, 4-bay nave with north aisle and 2-bay transeptal chapel, 2-bay chancel with single-bay north organ room. Tower: stepped and chamfered plinth. Clasping buttresses with off-sets. To first stage, west side, a lancet window. First-stage band. Twin-light geometric traceried belfry openings to north, south and west sides within round-arched surrounds, to east side are 2 lancet openings. Corbel table of masks and flowers. Projecting embattled parapets with band of mouchette decoration. Pierced quatrefoils to merlons. Stair turret to south-east corner of tower has blocked slit windows. Nave: south side (largely rebuilt). Entrance to second bay a studded plank door within chamfered pointed surround. To first bay a C19 three-stepped cinquefoil light window in cavetto-moulded surround. Similar 3-light window between irregular third and fourth bays with a round- arched and a straight-headed light to either side in double-chamfered surrounds. Chamfered eaves. North aisle: chamfered plinth. Main entrance to second bay a C19 studded plank door in C13 pointed roll-moulded surround on shafts with eroded foliate capitals. To first bay a 2-light, straight- headed, re-cut Perpendicular window under hoodmould with face stops. To west end a similar 2-light window. Low parapet. Transeptal chapel: chamfered plinth, angle buttresses. To west side a 2-light pointed window with geometric tracery to head, to north side a C19 pointed 3-light window with geometric-type tracery to head; to east side 3-light, pointed window with re-cut geometric tracery to head. Chancel: buttresses with off-sets. To south side a priest's entrance, a studded plank door in ogeed surround. Straight-headed Perpendicular-type windows under hoodmoulds to north and south sides. East end has 3-light reticulated-type window under hoodmould with face stops. Interior: double-chamfered pointed tower arch, the inner order with cylindrical responds with moulded bases and capitals. Nave: to north a 4-bay arcade with C13 west bay, westernmost arch is pointed on partly re-cut responds, the others have double-chamfered arches of which the next bay is round but the 2 easternmost are pointed. From west: a cylindrical respond with scallop capital; an octagonal pier, 2 cylindrical piers and an octagonal respond, all with moulded bases and hollow-chamfered capitals. Arch from north aisle into transeptal chapel is double-chamfered and pointed on octagonal respond to north and on octagonal aisle pier to south. To south side a blocked, double-chamfered arch on octagonal responds with chamfered bases and with moulded capitals. To east of this a trefoil piscina. Further similar re-cut piscina to east end of north aisle. Re- used scallop capital in north chapel. Chancel has C19 cinquefoil piscina. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p 367.

Listing NGR: SE9328759050


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 367


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: 19 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11827/11
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