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Church Of St Oswald

Hob Uid: 81395
Location :
North Yorkshire
Scarborough
Filey
Grid Ref : TA1177881067
Summary : A church dating to the twelfth and thirteenth century with fifteenth century battlements, restored and partly rebuilt in 1885 by WS Barber. The roof was partly rebuilt in 1908 after a fire. The church has a six-bay nave with clerestory, transepts and crossing tower. There is a possible eighth century interlace stone used as a step within the tower (see 81389) and a nineteenth century south porch, twentieth century vestry and north porch. The building is constructed of dressed sandstone with slate and lead roofs.
More information : (TA 11788106) St Oswald's Church (C of E) (NAT) (1)

TA 11 81 FILEY CHURCH CLIFF DRIVE (south-east side, off) 10/6
Church of St Oswald 24.10.50 GV I

Church. C12 and C13 with C15 battlements; restored and partly
rebuilt in 1885 by W S Barber; roof partly rebuilt in 1908 after
a fire; C19 south porch; C20 vestry and north porch. Dressed
sandstone; slate and lead roofs. 6-bay aisled nave with
clerestory, transepts and crossing tower, chancel and north and
south porches. 2-stage, embattled crossing tower with 2-light
pointed bell openings under a round-headed arch; continuous sill
band. South door to nave of four orders with moulded round
arches interrupted by later inserted stoup. Vertical slit window
in west end, originally intended to light a west tower stair
turret. Impost band to aisles and nave. Transepts have stepped
angle buttresses and a continuous sill band. Chancel has a
pointed Priest's Door under a corbelled dripmould in south wall,
with a mass clock and C17 bronze sundial inscribed in Greek to
the right. Group of 3 stepped lancets in the east end, under a
continuous hoodmould. Diagonal buttresses. Lancet windows
throughout, those in the chancel and transepts dating from
C12/C13, the remainder from C19. Embattled parapet over corbel
table throughout. Interior: nave arcades have tripartite
responds with the middle shaft keeled, alternating rounds and
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and chamfered pointed
arches. Deeply-splayed round-headed clerestory openings; similar
openings at west end of north aisle. Sedilia with trefoil head
to chancel and south transept; piscina to each transept. Other
furnishings include; a late C13 carved wooden figure in the
south aisle; a sealed altar slab carved with 5 crosses in the
sanctuary; a C13 plain bowl font on a cylindrical shaft; a
hatchment over the north door. (2)

Church of 12th- and 13th-century date with 15th-century battlement restored and partly rebuilt in 1885 by WS Barber; roof partly rebuilt in 1908 after fire, 6-bay nave with clerestory, transepts and crossing tower, possibly 8th-century interlace stone used as a step within tower; 19th-century S porch; 20th-century vestry and N porch. dressed sandstone; slate and lead roofs. Grade I listed. (3)

In the lead of the tower roof are many examples of graffiti, including initials from visitors accompanied by a number of crude Hammer Stamped drawings of ships, hands, shoes and feet. The earliest depicted date is 1668, with several from the C18 and C19 with the latest being dated 1981. (4-5)

A number of the crew of the English drifter JOAN MARGARET (see 1550797) which foundered in 1941 after being mined in the Humber were buried in St. Oswald's Churchyard. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500 1979
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Boro of Scarborough, N. Yorks, Aug 1985, 4
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Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Gazetteer Reference FY27, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment.
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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : John Buglass Archaeological Services
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Source Number : 5
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : http://lookingatfiley.wordpress.com/tag/st-oswalds-church/
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Source Number : 6
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C12-13
Monument End Date : 1300
Monument Start Date : 1101
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15
Monument End Date : 1500
Monument Start Date : 1401
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1885
Monument End Date : 1885
Monument Start Date : 1885
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Altered C20
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : roof partly rebuilt after fire 1908
Monument End Date : 1908
Monument Start Date : 1908
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 95401
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 326943
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1316455
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 18 SW 12
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 81389
Relationship type :

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, SURVEY BY SYDNEY DECIMUS KITSON
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
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End Date :
Associated Activities : Primary, ST. OSWALD'S CHURCH
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2015-01-01
End Date : 2016-12-31