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East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Dalton Holme
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SE 96724 45558


DALTON HOLME MAIN STREET (south Dalton) SE 94 NE (east side) 2/29 Church of Saint Mary 7.2.68 GV I Church. 1858-61 by J L Pearson for the third Lord Hotham. Ashlar, slate roofs. 3-stage west tower with spire, 3-bay nave with 2-bay south porch, 2-bay north and south transepts, 3-bay chancel with 2-bay north and south chapels and north vestry. Entire church built in geometrical style. West tower: moulded plinth, moulded band with blank quatrefoils; pilaster buttresses above with blank quatrefoils. Corbelled offsets. Small 2-light pointed window with geometrical tracery under a hoodmould. Belfry stage: 3-light pointed belfry openings with elaborate mid-wall shafts and bar tracery under gablets with blank quatrefoils. A balustrade of trefoil- headed openings with filleted handrail runs across at sill level. Clasping polygonal buttresses to each quoin, each with blank arcading to the upper portion under octagonal spires, flank the belfry openings. Carved corbel table of 5 ornate bands: foliage, rosettes, and cusped zigzag; low parapet. Octagonal spire with 2 tiers of 2-light lucarnes with geometrical tracery under gablets, each with short flanking pinnacles and finial. Weather-vane. Pointed 4-light west window with geometrical tracery, nook-shafts and ball- flower ornament. South porch: 6 steps with flanking walls and ramped tubular bronze handrails to main door: pointed, on paired nook-shafts with foliage carving to capitals and turned bases. To the spandrels are paired pointed niches, with muntins, under crocketed gablets with finials. To the gable are paired trefoil-headed lights, with a quatrefoil over, all under a pointed arch flanked to right and to left by blank quatrefoils. Carved leaves to raked cornice. North and south elevations have 4 trefoil-headed openings on attached shafts with ornate capitals. Lizards and gryffins to hoodmoulds. Carved foliage to corbel table. Crested stone ridge to roof. Moulded plinth, buttress with offsets and gablet, moulded sill band. Nave: two 3-light pointed windows both with geometrical tracery and nook-shafts with carved capitals under plain hoodmoulds. Similar, though plainer, fenestration to north wall. Carved corbel-table and steeply-pitched roof with coped gable and brattished ridge. Transepts: high double-hollow- chamfered plinth, clasping buttresses with carved offsets. Pointed south window of 4 lights with geometrical tracery, nook-shafts, and hoodmould. Springer level band of blank quatrefoils and circles. 3-light pointed window to gable with attached shafts beneath blank quatrefoils: blank quatrefoils with foliage to right and to left. Cross finial. The north transept is essentially similar: it differs only in the tracery of the principal window. Chancel: clasping buttresses, projecting gabled porch to south chapel with boarded door under cinquefoil head in pointed opening with attached shafts with foliage capitals. Foliage carving beneath billet ornament to eaves. Pointed east window of 3 lights with geometrical tracery flanked at springer level by a band of blank quatrefoils with rosettes to centres. East bay of chancel has sill band of quatrefoils in lozenges beneath tripartite window, of 2 centre lights flanked by single lights, all pointed with geometrical tracery,with hoodmould to centre light and gablets to outer lights. Muntins between the lights have blank arcading and poppy- head finials. Foliage band to eaves. Chancel east wall: all bands run across the east wall: the upper two interrupted by a pointed window of 5 lights with geometrical tracery flanked to right and to left by blank trefoil-headed openings under gablets with muntins with blank tracery and finials. To the gable: lozenges with blank quatrefoils and rosettes to right and left beneath a spherical triangle with geometrical tracery. Ball flower to raked cornices, cross finial to coped gable. North chapel: trefoil-headed door under nodding cinquefoil head. Circular window with tracery of 5 quatrefoils in circles to gable. North vestry: pointed north window of 2 lights with geometrical tracery under hoodmould on nook-shafts with circular abaci and bases. Springer level band of quatrefoils. Interior: ribbed vault to south porch. The interior is characterised by pointed or trefoil-headed blank arcading, with ornate capitals to nook- shafts, to all plain surfaces: particularly elaborate in the chancel east bay. Tower arch: pointed, of 2 orders on nook-shafts. White brick vault with central ribbed ring to tower chamber. Nave: blank arcading of paired trefoil-headed openings on attached shafts. Clustered vaulting-shafts (although the body of the church is not vaulted) to each bay division. The principal shafts rest on carved corbels. North and south transept arches: pointed, on paired attached shafts with carved capitals and moulded bases. Pierced quatrefoils to spandrels. Carved cornice of quatrefoils, scallops, and foliage to full length of nave, both sides. Chancel arch is similar to transept arches: painted around is the quotation:

"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord."

Quatrefoil opening flanked by small pointed windows with attached shafts over. Paired pointed arches from transepts to chancel chapels: slender shaft under quatrefoil surrounded by foliage bosses, all under pointed arch with attached shafts. North and south chancel arcades of 2 pointed arches on paired attached and central shafts,all with ornate carved capitals and moulded bases and under hoodmoulds stopped with foliage. Attached shafts at bay intervals running up to elaborate cornice with foliage and geometrical ornament. East bay: pointed blank arcading on attached shafts to all walls; foliage to arch fascias. Hoodmoulds throughout. Sill band of carved foliage above. Detached geometrical arcading to north and south windows. Attached shafts with annuli to east window. Nail-head to hoodmould. South chancel chapel is the Hotham family chapel: central monument to Sir John Hotham, died 1689: attributed to Bushnell. Reclining white marble figure on black marble slab supported by 4 kneeling Virtues on a raised black marble base. Beneath the effigy is a skeleton. On the walls of the chapel are 8 tablets: all of white marble with plain black lettering. Hanging here and in the transepts are funeral hatchments. Font: quatrefoil tub on central cylindrical pier and short clustered shafts.

Listing NGR: SE9673045558


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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: 06 Jul 2001
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