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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
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SE 26556 88450


BEDALE NORTH END SE 2688-2788 (east side) 8/31 Church of Saint Gregory 22.8.66 - I Church. C13, C15 and C19. Sandstone, limestone, rubblestone and ashlar. Slate and lead roofs. West tower with south porch, nave with north and south aisles, chancel with north vestry. 5 stage C13-C15 tower: Decorated style with Perpendicular-style bell stage. Offset angle buttresses, stair turret with 5 chamfered slit openings. To left, 3 2-light cusped, arched chamfered windows with hoodmoulds. Stone band and clockface between 2nd and 3rd windows. Above, 2 2-light flat-headed belfry windows with cusped lights and hoodmoulds. Small pilaster buttress between and either side. Band. Diagonally-set gargoyles at corners. Embattled parapet with pinnacles at each corner and centre of each side. Panelled west door in doorway of 2 chamfered orders under hoodmould with head stops. Above, a 3-light window with Decorated tracery and hoodmoulds with head stops. Gabled south porch: chamfered pointed-arched doorway with hoodmould, ogee-headed niche in apex of gable. Stone parapet and tile roof. Inside, a pointed tunnel vault with 2 chamfered ribs. C15 board door. Nave: 4 bays. South aisle: offset angle buttresses and one to left of right-hand bay. 3 left-hand bays of rubble have C19 2-light Decorated windows with hoodmoulds. To right, chamfered pointed doorway with tablet and sundial above. Right-hand bay has flat- arched 4-light window with hoodmould. North aisle: offset buttresses define bays. 3-left hand bays have C19 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. Bay to right has plain chamfered 3-light window. Clerestory: has flat-arched cusped 3-light window with hoodmoulds. Embattled parapets and lead roofs to aisles and clerestory. Chancel: lower, 2 bays. Offset diagonal buttress to east. Cusped 2-light windows with cambered arches. Similar window to north with small vestry below it. East window of 5 cusped lights with C13 tracery and hoodmould, said to have come from Jervaulx Abbey (Pevsner, North Yorkshire, p 75). Interior: tower vault with 8-ribs around a ring for the bell hole. North arcade: C13, first pier octagonal, second quatrefoil with keeled foils, the third cruciform with concave re-entrant angles. Crocket and leaf-crocket capitals. A ballflower motif runs up the third pier and continues on all the arches; hoodmoulds have nutmeg motif. South arcade: C13 octogonal piers with double-chamfered arches. The east ends of arcade form chapels to the outside of the chancel. Chancel arch chamfered with stops. C19 roofs. Crypt under chancel has 2 rib vaults with double- chamfered ribs. In chancel a sedilia with crocketed ogee arches on shafts with fillets. In the crypt, part of a late C9 round cross shaft with plait and rope motifs and a carving of the Virgin Mary of the same date. Round altar wooden panels with profile hands in medallions of c1540, also C17 Dutch or Flemish panels. 2 small figures of apostles of the early C19. Wall paintings: on the chancel arch, some ornamental patterns of the C13. On the north aisle wall St George and Dragon, C14. Monuments: to Sir Bryan Fitzalan and his wife with recumbant effigies, early C15, his in alabaster under nodding ogee canopy, hers in stone. C14 effigy of priest in north chapel. In north aisle memorial in black marble to Thomas Jackson died 1529.

Listing NGR: SE2655688451


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966)


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: 09 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11074/04
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