St Mary's Church, Stainburn

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St Mary's Church, Stainburn
A low church seen from the south, with the nave and a porch on the left, the chancel on the right, and a bellcote on the gable between them
St Mary's Church, Stainburn, from the south
St Mary's Church, Stainburn is located in North Yorkshire
St Mary's Church, Stainburn
St Mary's Church, Stainburn
Location in North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 53°55′57″N 1°37′29″W / 53.9325°N 1.6246°W / 53.9325; -1.6246
OS grid reference SE 247 485
Location Stainburn, North Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website Churches Conservation Trust
Architecture
Functional status Redundant
Heritage designation Grade I
Designated 22 November 1966
Architectural type Church
Style Norman, Gothic
Groundbreaking 12th century
Completed 1894
Specifications
Materials Gritstone, stone slate roofs

St Mary's Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Stainburn, North Yorkshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2]

History[edit]

The church was built in the 12th century as a chapel of ease in the parish of Kirkby Overblow.[3] Alterations were made to the church in the 17th century. In 1894 it was restored and additions were made by C. Hodgson Fowler. This included re-roofing the church, refitting the chancel, the addition of the vestry, and relaying of the grave slabs.[1] St Mary's was declared redundant on 1 December 1975, and was vested in the Trust on 30 March 1977.[4]

Architecture[edit]

Exterior[edit]

St Mary's is constructed in gritstone rubble and has a graduated stone slate roof. Its plan consists of a three-bay nave with a south porch, and a single-bay chancel with a north vestry. A two-arched bellcote stands on the junction between the nave and the chancel.[1] Much of the church is Norman in style.[3] The porch has a round-arched doorway, and the door to the church has a plain tympanum. To the left of the door is a square-headed window and to the right are two lancet windows on each side of a window with a pointed arch. At the west end is a lancet window, and in the north wall is a two-light mullioned window. The chancel is lower and narrower than the nave. The east window has three lights and is in Perpendicular style. On the south wall of the chancel is a blocked doorway and a three-light mullioned window.[1]

Interior[edit]

The chancel arch is Norman in style, having a round arch and two orders. The font is Norman and consists of a circular carved bowl on a circular stem. The pews date from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Historic England, "Church of St Mary, Stainburn (1149989)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 14 April 2013 
  2. ^ St Mary's Church, Stainburn, North Yorkshire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 25 March 2011 
  3. ^ a b Stainburn, St Mary's Church, Britain Express, retrieved 10 August 2010 
  4. ^ Diocese of Ripon and Leeds: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2010, p. 5, retrieved 3 April 2011