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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1166745



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bolton Abbey


Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 323722

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BOLTON ABBEY B 6160 SE 05 SE (east side, off)

8/68 Church of St Mary



Church, originally the nave of the Priory. Late C12, C13, C14 and C16. Restored 1875-60 by G E Street. Ashlar, coursed squared stone, lead roof. C12 - C13 nave and north aisle. C16 uncompleted tower hides the C13 west front. Nave: south side has pointed arched blank arcading, above 6 tall adjoining narrowly-set 2-light pointed arched plate-traceried windows with quatrefoils, transomed with continuous hoodmoulds. Corbels, embattled parapet. North side: aisle has a board door under a pointed arch with a cusped crocketed niche above. Three 3-light C14 Decorated pointed arched windows with sill band, hoodmoulds and buttreses between. The clerestory has 4 lancet windows, continuous hoodmould. West front: double board door in deeply splayed portal with 3 orders of colonnettes. The arch has dogtooth mouldings. It is flanked by similar smaller arches with blind twin sub-arches within, quatrefoils in the spandrels between the sub-arches. Trefoils in spandrels between main door arch and side arches. Above blind cusped arcading. Above the door central blind elliptical opening flanked by pointed arches, all with dogtooth moulding, below continuous hoodmould. Above again 3 tall pointed arched lancet windows, set in moulded arches on colonettes. West front of tower: gableted offset angle buttresses, decorated plinth, pointed arched door in moulded surround, flat hoodmould, in spandrels shields set in quatrefoils. Above door trieze, Perpendicular in style with alternating shields and shoulder-headed niches. Door and frieze flanked by blank arcading. Above a large 5-light transomed Perpendicular window, with crocketed ogee-headed hoodmould. Interior: arcade of 4 bays, octagonal piers with circular one between. Triple- chamfered arches. Shafts on small corbels rise from level of the stops of the hoodmoulds to the ceiling. Wall built at east of nave after Dissolution.

Listing NGR: SE0740154204

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National Grid Reference: SE 07398 54203


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