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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
Kirkby Fleetham with Fencote
National Grid Reference:
SE 28121 95722


KIRKBY FLEETHAM KIRKBY LANE SE 29 NE WITH FENCOTE (north side off) 1/56 Church of St Mary 22.8.66 II* GV Church. C12, C13, C15, restoration of 1871. Rubblestone, ashlar dressings, lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay nave with south porch, south chapel, and north aisle, 2-bay chancel with north vestry. West tower: C15, 3 stages, offset diagonal buttresses. To south a stair tower with 2 small chamfered slit openings, band to belfry stage, 2-light Y-traceried pointed belfry openings. Moulded band, ashlar embattled parapet. Perpendicular west window of 3 lights with hoodmould. Nave: C13. South gabled porch: offset angle buttresses, C19 segmental arch, above a small blind arched opening with hoodmould. Stone coping, gable cross. Stone roof. Inner south doorway Norman, one order of shafts with zigzag arch. South chapel to east of porch: C13. 2 bays. 2 offset angle buttresses with offset diagonal buttress to east. 2 Y-traceried cusped pointed-arched windows with hoodmoulds. To east a similar window with 3-lights. Stone band, ashlar parapet. Nave window to west of south porch, similar and of 2-lights. Clerestory has 2-light Perpendicular flat-headed windows, with 4-centred arched lights. Embattled parapets. North aisle: C15, 4 bays. Offset diagonal buttresses to each end, between bays offset angle buttresses. 2- light, pointed-arched windows with hoodmoulds, reticulated in style all of 1871. To bay left of right-hand bay a small chamfered segmental arched north doorway. Chancel: 1871. Offset angle buttresses. Y-traceried cusped 2-light windows, pointed-arched with hoodmoulds. Moulded band, plain parapet. Gable cross. Pointed arched east window: 5 lights with a mixture of curvilinear and intersecting tracery and a hoodmould. Stone coping. North vestry: 1871 of 3 bays. Pointed-arched cusped doorway. To left 3 small 1-light cusped lancets. Moulded band with pieces coming down at right-angles forming hoodmoulds to windows. Plain parapet. Interior: 3-bay north arcade (1871), octagonal piers with double-chamfered pointed arches. Pointed chancel arch (1871), inner moulding on round shaft. To first stage of tower a C15 quadripartite vault with chamfered diagonal and transverse ribs and a central circle for bell ropes. Diagonal ribs supported on moulded corbels. Double-chamfered pointed tower arch. Plain round font of Norman origin, but reworked. Monuments: cross-legged effigy of Sir Nicholas Stapleton, died 1290, in good condition, lion at feet, sword, shield and chainmail helmet. Now resting in C19 pointed-arched niche on blind quatrefoiled chest. Monument to William Lawrence, died 1785, by Flaxman. A bust of a young man on a round pillar, with mourning woman to one side, his wife Anne Sophie, heiress to the Studley Royal estate. This is set against a grey marble slab with a pointed-arched top.

Listing NGR: SE2812195722


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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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