CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND GRAVE COVER LEANING ON BUTTRESS BESIDE NORTH DOOR

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1131579

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Nov-1986

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND GRAVE COVER LEANING ON BUTTRESS BESIDE NORTH DOOR, MOULTON LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND GRAVE COVER LEANING ON BUTTRESS BESIDE NORTH DOOR, MOULTON LANE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire (District Authority)

Parish: Middleton Tyas

National Grid Reference: NZ 23520 05569

Summary

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History

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Details

MIDDLETON TYAS MOULTON LANE NZ 2205-2305 (east side, off)

9/77 Church of St Michael and grave cover leaning on 4.2.69 buttress beside north door (formerly listed as Church of St Michael)

GV I

Church and grave cover. C12, C13, C14, restored 1867-9 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Rubble, artificial stone slate roof. West tower, 4-bay nave with aisles and south porch, 3-bay chancel with north vestry over heating chamber. Quoins. Tower: C13. 4 stages. C19 2-light west window and pointed second-stage light vent; south-east stair turret with light vents; chamfered northern third-stage light vent; 2-light belfry openings; corbelled parapet. Nave: C19 gabled single-storey porch on left has Early- English-style doorway and inner doorway of 2 chamfered orders, the outer one shafted and with label with head stops. Aisle: bays divided by stepped buttresses; C19 windows of 2 pointed lights with separate quatrefoils above; plain parapet; west-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above; unusual east-end double-chamfered half-lunette window of 3 lights. Plain parapet with 3 water spouts. Ashlar coping and gable cross to right. North aisle, from east; stepped corner buttress; window of paired lancets with a single head; two 2-light windows with trefoils above and buttress in between; buttress; grave cover propped up vertically between north doorway and buttress to east, probably late C14, for a member of the Musard family, the hereditary constables of Richmond Castle, of coped section forming ridged cross, with shield emblazoned with the family arms - gules, 2 bars gemelles and a chief or; double-chamfered pointed-arch north doorway; lancet window; east-end window of 2 trefoiled lights with quatrefoil above. Chancel, from west: lancet window above blocked single-light 'leper window'; blocked pointed priest's door; 2 lancets; stepped buttress. Ashlar coping and gable cross to right. 3 stepped lancets under continuous stepped hood- mould to east end, 2 lancets to north. Interior: early C12 north arcade of 6 bays of 2 unchamfered orders, with cushion capitals and circular pillars except for central octagonal pillar. Late C13 - early C14 south arcade of 4 bays, with simply-moulded capitals except for richly-carved oak leaves on easternmost one and large heads between bays. Chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders, the inner one on shafted responds. In south wall of nave aisle, late C13 - early C14 tomb recess with triangular canopy, cusped and with worn crockets. Within recess, late C13 - early C14 coffin lid with very ornate foliate cross and rich foliage similar to that on capital. Further east, a trefoiled piscina. South doorway straight-headed internally. Monument on south wall of chancel to Rev John Mawer DD, d1763, who spoke 22 languages. In the nave, 3 hatchments, a piece of Saxon cross-head, a C15 alms box with 3 wrought-iron clasps to lid and a late C17 - early C18 communion table. VCH i, pp195-7.

Listing NGR: NZ2352005568

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 322143

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Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 195-197

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