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lights, a circle containing a quatrefoil, and enriched with the toothed ornament. The whole is crowned by a cross of the same style. The south doorway is extremely elegant ; the arch deeply recessed with mouldings, some containing the toothed ornament, and shafts, with capitals of varied but finely executed foliage. The doorway is surmounted by a curious triangular pediment, rising considerably above the parapet of the circle, and crowned at its apex by a cross. There are three lancet windows on the north and south sides, with dripstones continued along the small buttresses, and enriched with the tooth moulding. The west end has a a long single lancet in the centre, and one smaller at the end of each aisle, in the gable above the middle window, a circular one, all of which are moulded with the toothed ornament. Between the windows are buttresses with triangular heads. The east end has three equal lancets in the centre, with very rich arch mouldings and shafts, flanked by two buttresses, and a single lancet east of each aisle. Over the triple lancet, in the east gable, is a window, in shape a vesica piscis, with toothed mouldings. Both east and west gables are terminated by crosses. The north doorway is plainer than the south, and hidden internally by a monument. The interior is very elegant, and in good condition, much care and expense having been bestowed
The nave is divided from each of its little low aisles by two fine pointed arches, with piers of four clustered shafts having toothed moulding in the capitals. The chancel has one similar arch on each side. The whole is groined in wood, which is modern, but not ill conceived, in the Early English style. The windows terminating the aisles are larger than the others, but all have internally elegant mouldings, and the dripstones toothed and continued as a string course. The triple east window has toothed dripstone and similar arch mouldings, with banded detached shafts, having foliated capitals. The chancel arch resembles those opening to the aisles. The west window in ornament much resembles the eastern ; all the ornaments are beautifully executed. On the south side of the altar is a trefoil niche with toothed dripstone, containing a piscina with eight foil orifice, and the basin elegantly moulded. On the north side is a square aumbrye or locker, and at the north-east angle of the chancel, an Early English bracket, probably for a candle
or imaye. The font is a small octagon of Early English character, but very plain, and the sides sloped off to meet the shaft. The interior is unfortunately fitted up with pews, though very neat, and restored by Mrs. Thompson at considerable expense.
ST. MARY MAGDALENE, THIRSK. This is a fine church, wholly Perpendicular, and very regular and uniform, consisting of a west tower, and a nave and chancel, with side aisles to the nave only. The tower is large and plain, with strong buttresses, and an embattled parapet. The west window of three lights, as also those of the belfry. Over the west window a small niche containing figures. No west door. There is a south porch of two stories, with the springing of stone ribs for groining. The doorway has good continuous mouldings. The battlement on the whole of the church is pierced, and the buttresses crowned by pinnacles. The interior is lofty and fine, and the tower arch is fine and open. The windows of the aisles are of three lights and large, and those of the clerestory of the nave also of three lights. The nave has six fine arches on each side, with clustered piers of four shafts. The roof of the nave and aisles has some good wood tracery and enriched bosses. The east ends of the aisles are enclosed by wood screens. The chancel is raised on several steps, and below it is a vaulted chamber used as a grammar school. The chancel arch is low and has been altered. The east window a fine one of five lights, the side windows of three lights, with contracted arches, and of late period. South of the altar are three good sedilia, cinquefoiled with square flowers in the mouldings, and pinnacles between them.
The base is pannelled. East of the sedilia is a niche with water drain. There is a little stained glass in the aisle windows of rich colouring. The font is a plain octagon basin, with a lofty wood cover of tabernacle work. The organ is in a modern Gothic case, but only played by barrels.
ST. NICHOLAS, DUNNINGTON. 1834.-- This church in its original state was a small and very inconvenient structure, consistiny of a nave with
diminutive aisles, a chancel with a north aisle, and a low west tower, The exterior very plain, the nave with leaded roof, the chancel tiled, and the clerestory modern. The tower in its lower portion very early and plain, without buttresses, the belfry story with the battlement and small pinnacles Perpendicular. The tower opens to the nave by a low semi-circular arch upon imposts. The nave very short, and not longer than the chancel, having on each side two semi-circular arches, upon round piers of rather light proportions, having square capitals and bases, apparently late Norman. The chancel had two pointed arches with light octagonal pillar forming the division to the north aisle. The roof of the chancel covered in panels with rich bosses. The east window decorated, of three lights. On the south side a lancet, and one window of two lights without foils. South of the altar two ascending sedilia, with trefoiled arch, and a trefoil niche with triangular canopy and a piscina. In the east wall, on each side of the window, an Early English moulded bracket, like the capital of a shaft. The font a semi-octagonal basin against the pier of the tower arch. Most of the windows of wretched modern character, some square-headed and late Perpendicular, and much of the side walls rebuilt in brick.
1842.--Dunnington church has been much improved and the interior newly arranged. All the wretched modern windows removed, and replaced by triple round-headed ones, which, however, are not quite suitable in a small church, and partake more of the Italian Romanesque.
ST. JAMES, ANSTON. This church has a nave with side aisles, a chancel, and a western tower crowned by a stone spire. The latter is of excellent stone, and of Perpendicular work, the west window of three lights, but small, the parapet embattled, but the angles cut off and late pinnacles placed, as at West Retford. The spire, though not very lofty, has no bad appearance. The clerestory of the nave is late Perpendicular, embattled, with bold gargoyles in the string course.
The windows are square-headed, the lebels having bold head corbels. There are also late crocketed pinnacles with square bases. The other parts of the church exhibit some Decorated
features, and neither the aisles nor chancel are embattled. There are buttresses in the aisles with triangular heads; most of the aisle windows are square-headed, with decorated tracery, of three lights; those at the east and west ends are pointed, and a fine canopied niche occupies the centre light of the east window of each aisle that of the south aisle is, however, mutilated. The nave is divided from each aisle by three pointed arches; those on the north have large octagonal piers; on the south the piers are of four clustered shafts in lozenge shape. The chancel arch has similar shafts. There are armorial bearings in the east window of the north aisle, and brackets on each side of it. The chancel has on the south a plain two-light window without foils, and one square-headed, with decorated tracery, of three lights. On the north, one of two lights, decorated. South of the chancel are three ascending sedilia under a window divided by octagonal shafts, and surmounted by an embattled cornice. In the south wall of the chancel is a slab, set upright, with the effigy of a female with a child by her side, and an angel which is holding the head of the child. This is very irregular, and seems to be of the 14th century. There is an odd inscription in verse to one John Hutton, 1667. In this church we saw a paper garland and gloves suspended in memory of a young bride deceased.
ST. PETER, THORPE SALVIN.
This is rather a small church, consisting of a nave and chancel, each with north aisle, a chapel, and a western tower of late and poor Perpendicular, with a battlement and four crocketed pinnacles, but no buttresses at all. The lower part may perhaps be earlier, as the arch opening to the nave is decidedly Early English, with good mouldings, and indented outer moulding. The south doorway is a very fine Norman one, with several mouldings containing the lozenge and chevron ornaments, and shafts with cushion capitals. The nave is divided from the aisle by two wide semi-circular arches, with an octagonal pier having an early capital; the responds are half circular. The clerestory windows are square-headed. On the south side of the nave are two curious windows, the tracery of which may be called Flamboyent, each of two lights, with a pointed arch set
within a square, with label over it. Above are inserted two square late windows, one of which contains some stained glass, and has a niche inserted in the side of it internally. The body has no battlement. The north chapel of the chancel is of very fine masonry, with an overhanging parapet, beneath which is a corbel table of Norman character. On the south side of the chancel is a narrow ogee-headed doorway, and over it a stone, sculptured with the rude figure of a lion. The chancel opens to the nave by a very good Norman arch, with fine mouldings and shafts with cushion capitals ; to the north chapel there is a pointed arch upon pilasters, with toothed ornament in the capitals. The east window of the chancel is Decorated, of three lights, and on the south side is one lancet window. South of the altar are three sedilia with trefoil feathering and ogee heads upon octagonal columns, and above them an embattled cornice. There is also a square recess on the south wall ; a niche, perhaps for a credence, on the north. The north chapel has decorated windows of two lights, and contains a niche and water drain. The font is the most interesting
. feature in the church, and is a remarkably fine Norman one of cylindrical form, arcaded with semi-circular arches, set in compartments divided by buttresses, by twos and by threes, and some intersecting. Within the arches are various pieces of sculpture in high relief, and very well preserved, but some of the subjects are difficult to explain or decypher. Some are as follows : 1. Baptism ; 2. Reaping ; 3. A figure on horseback with branch of a tree overhead ; 4. Sowing ; 5. A sort of a demon, with feet in what resembles a grate ; 6. A head surmounting the bodies of two serpents. Round the top of the font is a cornice of a kind of antique scroll work.
ALL Saints, SHERBURN. May, 1862.—This is a large church conspicuously situated on an abrupt eminence. The plan comprises nave with north and south aisles, chancel, west tower, engaged in the aisles, and south porch, adjacent to which on the east is a chapel. The exterior in good preservation, of fine white stone masonry, and the interior restored in 1857. The lower part of the tower and the arcades of the nave are Norman ; it has flat buttresses, and opens to the nave and aisles by