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IoE Number: 335457
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH STREET (north side)
Photographer: Mr David Clayton
Date Photographed: 17 March 2004
Date listed: 25 April 1969
Date of last amendment: 25 April 1969
Grade I

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SK39SEECCLESFIELDCHURCH STREET(north-west side)11/134Church of St. Mary25/4/69

SK39SE ECCLESFIELD CHURCH STREET (north-west side) 11/134 Church of St. Mary 25/4/69 GV I Church. Arcade piers of c1200, rest largely Perpendicular. Ashlar sandstone, lead roofs. Cruciform plan: 5-bay aisled nave with south porch, crossing tower, and 3-bay chancel with north and south chapels. A shallow single-bay projection in the angle of each aisle and transept. Chamfered plinth beneath double wave-moulded bands, off- set buttresses between bays, embattled parapets throughout with crocketed pinnacles to all except aisles. Nave: south porch to bay 2 has half-detached angle buttresses with pinnacles linked to wall by small flying buttresses. Similar buttresses to rest of south aisle. Each bay has 3-light windows with transoms and cusped tracery, depressed arches with hoodmoulds. 3-light arched clerestorey windows. West end: recessed, arched doorway beneath west window of 5 lights with panel tracery, 3-light aisle windows. Tower: 3 stages with string course to each. Clock set in lozenge-shaped panel on south wall, 2-light round-headed bell openings above. Gargoyles to string course beneath embattled parapet with 8 pinnacles. South transept: small recessed doorway beneath 5-light transomed south window with cusped tracery. Chancel: 3-light windows to south chapel as aisle, 3-light windows to end bay of chancel withouttnnsom,. East window; 5 lights, panel tracery. Interior: fragment of C13 arch re-erected within porch. North arcade piers cylindrical, south piers octagonal, keeled responds to west wall, double-chamfered arches. Chancel arch with 3 sunk quarter-round mouldings, half-octagonal responds,. Font: octagonal on moulded plinth, bears date 1662, reworked. Rood screen with traceried 2-light divisions, restored coving. Parclose screens with single-light divisions. Stalls attached to rood screen have 2 misericords with heads, heads also carved on arms. Good carved figures on bench ends in the north chapel. A south chapel bench end bears the date 1564. Also in the south chapel, monument to Sir Richard Scott, 1640 by William Wright, restored 1749: Recumbent figure behind 2-bay arcade with taller central column, all set within wrought iron enclosure. Chapels have fine original timber roofs with bosses. C20 nave roof. Medieval glass in bay 1 of north aisle otherwise good Victorian work detailed in Pevsner, Buildings of England : Yorkshire The West Riding, 1967 ed. p190.

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