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North Yorkshire
Scarborough (District Authority)
Hutton Buscel
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National Grid Reference:
SE 97273 84032


SE 9784 HUTTON BUSCEL MAIN STREET (south side, off)

15/73 Church of St Matthew 18.1.67


Church. C12 tower, with C15 parapet; early C13 nave; C15 chancel, south aisle, clerestory and porch; north aisle rebuilt during restoration work undertaken in 1855 by William Butterfield. Roughly dressed sandstone and coursed sandstone rubble; slate and stone flag roofs. West tower; 3-bay aisled nave with clerestory; chancel with north organ chamber and vestry. 3-stage tower on plinth has a narrow round-headed lights to lowest stage on south face, and to second stage on west face. To each face, paired round- headed bell openings with shafts beneath pointed hood-moulds; tympanum to each opening except that to south is pierced by a quatrefoil. Chamfered string course to third stage. Corbel table beneath embattled parapet pierced by stone waterspouts. To south, buttressed porch with embattled gable contains a chamfered round arch with a small canopied niche above. South door has Gothick-arched tracery. Square-arched window of 3 trefoil- headed lights to east and gabled dwarf angle buttress. 3 similar 2-light windows to clerestory, with embattled parapet over moulded eaves cornice. Rebuilt north wall contains pointed north door and grouped foiled lights to west. North clerestory windows repeat those to south. Chancel south wall has 2 windows of 3 foiled lights beneath 2-centred arches. Centre and diagonal buttresses with offsets. Restored west window is of 3 foiled lights with trefoils and a quatrefoil above, and pointed hood-mould. Chamfered sill band. Coped gable and gable cross to west end. Coped gable, bellcote and cross to east end of nave. Interior: tower arch pointed, with imposts chamfered on lower side. North arcade of 3 double-chamfered pointed arches on cylindrical piers with moulded bell capitals. Responds raised on octagonal bases. South arcade of 2 double-chamfered 2-centred arches on octagonal piers. Double-chamfered pointed chancel arch on half octagonal responds; similar opening to organ chamber north of chancel. Octagonal pulpit incorporates Jacobean carved panelling. Octagonal font on 4 columns, by William Butterfield. Monuments. Sanctuary, north wall: to Richard Osbaldeston (d1764), Dean of York and Bishop of London; white marble Baroque sarcophagus by Lovell. Chancel, south wall: to Elizabeth Osbaldeston (d1748); sarcophagus with pediment and obelisk above, not signed. South aisle: to Charles Wright (d1787); tablet by Chambers of Scarborough. Tower: to Huntriss Pierson (d1796) tablet by Chambers of Scarborough. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The North Riding, 1966, p198.

Listing NGR: SE9727184042


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966), 198


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: 19 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04902/30
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