« PreviousContinue »
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. 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
three good semi-circular arches of three orders chamfered, the shafts being abaci. Over the nave arch is a Norman window from the tower, opening to the nave. The tower arch appears to have sunk a little. The lower story of the tower is groined with strong ribs crossing. There is much wall about the tower arch to the nave, and it is now open and cleared of gallery. The other portions of the tower display prepared work of a local type; it has an embattled parapet with four crocketed pinnacles; the belfry windows double, each of two lights. There are no strings. The west window of three lights is of doubtful character. At the west end the buttresses are unusually large, and of great projection, that on the south-west connected with a stair turret. The nave has on each side a noble arcade of four tall Norman arches, having mouldings, and on large circular columns with cushion capitals and scalloped hood mouldings. 13 Above is a Perpendicular clerestory of squareheaded Perpendicular three-light windows. The windows of both aisles are Perpendicular, on the north square-headed. At the east of the south aisle is a fine one of five lights, with some odd intersections in the tracery. In the south aisle are three sepulchral recesses, and a trefoiled piscina. The chancel arch is pointed on circular shafts. The chancel is large and Early English, has a new roof, with timbers on stone corbels. The north aisle is carried along part of the chancel, and opens to it by a low small pointed arch on corbels, where is placed the organ.14 To the south aisle is a larger pointed arch on octagonal corbels. This aisle is carried along part of the chancel uninterrupted. The chancel has an eastern triplet of lancets, with shafts having bands and capitals, and a vesica above, all filled with obituary stained glass. On the south are three newly inserted single lancets, also filled with stained glass, and a priest's door. On the north-east is a vestry. Oddly enough, this large church has no sedilia, or rather, perhaps, they have been obliterated. There are new illuminated iron rails to the sacrarium, and the chancel has been stalled. The seats of the nave are new and low, as also the pulpit and prayer desk, which faces north. There are strong walls flanking the chancel arch, and there is indication of a squint in the north aisle. At the end of the north aisle is a
13 The bases of the piers square and raised. 14 The organ (small) has six stops.
pedestal. The font is new an octagonal bowl on a stem. The south chapel adjoining the porch opens to it by a door, and to the aisle by an odd shaped kind of ogee arch, now glazed. The windows are square-headed, of three lights. In this chapel is a fine sculptured rood with crocketed pediment. The inner doorway of the porch has an obtuse hood on corbels, with heraldic shields. The porch and chapel are gabled. The clerestory is embattled, but not the north aisle. The south aisle has a moulded parapet.'
ST. PETER, RYLSTONE.
May 9, 1862.-This church has been lately almost wholly reconstructed, but so as to retain its original character. The plan is nave and aisles, chancel, and western tower. The chancel seems, however, to be an addition to the original plan.16 The roofs are covered with stone tile, and are altogether new. The windows are mostly Perpendicular, but a few Decorated. Those of the clerestory square-headed, of three lights. The nave has on
each side an arcade of four pointed arches, with light octagonal columns. The tower and chancel arches similar. All the seats are open; the sacrarium laid with tiles. Several windows have new stained glass. The south porch has stone seats. The tower embattled, with corner buttresses, has square-headed belfry window of three lights, and a stair turret at the south-east. The altar is chestshaped, of old wood.
ST. MARTIN, BURTON AGNES.
October, 1841.-This church has a west tower, a nave with aisles, and a chancel. The tower is late Perpendicular, of grey stone, with a battlement and pinnacles which are modern. There is a west window of three lights, the dripstone upon angel corbels. On the same side are two niches with plain canopies, the belfry windows of three lights. The clerestory is embattled, and has late square-headed windows; the roofs are of lead. Some windows of the aisles are Decorated, those at the east ends of early and simple
15 The present restoration cost £2,366. York Minster may be discerned from the elevated churchyard.
16 An old stone discovered with armo
rial shield representing an eagle. The church founded 1852. £1,000 left for the restoration by Mr. Waddilove.