Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1149064

Date first listed: 10-Oct-1966



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County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale (District Authority)

Parish: Wharram

National Grid Reference: SE 86393 65928


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WHARRAM MAIN STREET SE 86 NE (west side, off)

4/125 Church of Saint Mary 10.10.66 GV I

Church. Of tower and nave with early C12 insertions, C14 north aisle with additional late C18 or early C19 west bay, C19 rebuilding of south nave wall, chancel of 1862. Hammer-dressed sandstone rubble, Welsh slate roof. West tower, 3-bay nave with north aisle and south porch, 2-bay chancel. West front: 4-stage tower with blocked round-headed doorway of 2 moulded orders on narrow shafts with pendant triangle capitals, probably of Norman date. Square-headed slit windows to second and third stage. String course. Double round-headed belfry windows. Rebuilt 4-course parapet, slightly corbelled out. South porch contains Norman round-headed door with arch of 5 orders, the innermost rolled, the outermost with billet and zigzag. Volute capital to left, fluted capital to right, both worn. Both responds absent. Nave: C19 paired lancets. North aisle: additional west bay with one Y- traceried window. Square-headed window with 2 trefoiled lights to easternmost bay and east end. Chancel: blind to north, lancets to south, 3 stepped lancets to east. Interior: tall round-headed tower arch of 2 orders with detached shafts carrying capitals with pendant triangles. Pointed chancel arch seems to rest on earlier jambs with volute capitals. Norman tub font. Monument on west wall of north aisle to James Fox, died 1790. Plaque, on shelf held by consoles, flanked by fluted pilasters with paterae to capitals. Fluted frieze and moulded cornice supporting urn. For detailed arguments concerning the dating of the fabric of the tower and nave and their features, see Bilson J, "Wharram-le-Street Church, Yorkshire and Saint Rule's Church, Saint Andrew's, Archaeologia, 73, 1923, pp 55-72, Taylor H M and Joan, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, Vol II, 1965, pp 647-653, and Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and the East Riding, 1972.

Listing NGR: SE8639665925


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Legacy System number: 328828

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972)
Taylor, H M, J , , Anglo Saxon Architecture, (1965)
'Archaeologia' in Archaeologia, , Vol. 73, (1923), 55-72

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