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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SE 49513 65334


SE 46 NE ALNE CHURCH WYND 5/6 17.5.60 Church of St Mary I

Church. C12 with C14, C15 and C18 alterations and additions. Sandstone. Roof not visible. Single-bay chancel with C14 north chapel. 3-bay nave with C15 north arcade. West tower remodelled in 1766 with addition of brick bell stage. Chancel: Surviving C12 details are the head corbel table; deeply-splayed round arched lancet to the north wall and the lintel of the south door carved with a twining serpent held by 2 eagles (possibly early C12: Pevsner). C14 Decorated east window. Wide continuously chamfered round arch with no capitals to north chapel. Reticulated east window to north chapel. Nave arcade of chamfered 2-centred arches with octagonal piers and plain capitals. C15 flat-arched windows with trefoil headed lights, those to the south have glass by Kempe 1883. Round tower arch with strong roll mouldings and semi- circular responds of alternating bands of pink and white. Square abaci and simple volute capitals with cable moulding to neck. South door of nave probably mid C12:- 2 orders of shafts, outer one replaced, with large square abaci with intricate decoration. Arch has medallions to inner order depicting the Agnus Dei, signs of zodiac and labours of the months. The outer order of lunettes contains a bestiary. A few replaced voussoirs. Somewhat weathered but very fine. Octagonal carved oak pulpit dated 1626. Norman font with foliate scroll decoration. Early C14 alabaster effigy of lady in North chapel. Commemorative plaque to John Pearson dated 1695 in tower.

Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, North Riding 1966 p59-60. Stone, L., Sculpture in Britian. The Middle Ages, 1972, p78, ill.58A.

Listing NGR: SE4951665335


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1923), 59-60
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966)
Stone, L, 'Pelican History of Art' in Sculpture in Britain in the Middle Ages, (1955), 78


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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