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Church of St Mary

Hob Uid: 59881
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Malton
Grid Ref : SE7986872551
Summary : Remains of Gilbertine Priory founded 1147 -1154, now part of St Mary's Church. Surviving monastic parts include the nave of the Priory founded 1147-1154 by Eustace Fitz-John for the canons of the Gilbertine order. There were 26 houses of this order in England of which 5 were in Yorkshire. Built of Hildenly stone; consists of the six Western bays of the nave, the West front, the South-west tower, part of the North-west tower, plain wall blocking the second pair of piers at the West side of the crossing makes the East end. Partly rebuilt late 15th-early 16th centuries, following fire; extensive alterations circa 1732; 19th and 20th century restorations. The Abbey House (SE77SE167) contains remains of an undercroft.
More information : [SE 798 725] St. Mary's Ch. Remains of [T.I.]
Malton Priory [G.T.] (Gilbertine founded AD.1150) (1)

St. Mary's was the church of the Gilbertine priory founded c.1150. The remains comprise the west part of the nave and two-thirds of the facade.

The monastic buildings extended from the church to the river. The only relic is an undercroft below part of the refectory, now beneath an outbuilding of Abbey House. (2)

The remains, as noted, are largely incorporated in the existing church, which is in normal use. The undercroft is at SE79867250.
See GP for west facade. (3)

Church of St Mary the Virgin.
Grade A.

Part of the nave of the Priory founded 1147-1154 by Eustace Fitz-John for the canons of the Gilbertine order. There were 26 houses of this order in England of which 5 were in Yorkshire. Built of Hildenly stone; consists of the six Western bays of the nave, the West front, the South-west tower, part of the North-west tower, plain wall blocking the second pair of piers at the West side of the crossing makes the East end.

The clerestory has gone and the roof rests on the triforium. The North arcade has three Norman transitional bays and three Perpendicular. One column is encased in panelled Perpendicular work and has a cornice with an inscription. The south arcade (blocked) is Norman transitional. The Early English front has a fine recessed late Norman doorway with rich mouldings; above is an inserted Perpendicular window. The South-west Early English tower is in three stages; the first and second have lancet windows with clustered shafts; the third stage has coupled lancets with quatrefoils above; machicolated parapet. Besides the existing church there remain the East part of the aisle walls, the processional door and piscina on a shaft. On the North side (out of position) is a good Norman doorway; at the East are part of the piers of the centre tower, Includes boundary walls of stone and the early C19 gate piers, gates and railings. Ancient Monument, ruined parts. (See guide book by George G Pace, 1971).

Church of St Mary the Virgin. Boundary Walls, form a group with
Nos 18. 20 and The Abbey House. (4)

SE 799 725. Old Malton Priory Church (ruined portions). Scheduled no. NY/383. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6", 1956.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Yorkshire, the North Riding
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Page(s) : 232-3
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 16-NOV-67
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) Malton Dist., N.Yorks, June 1974, 36.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE(IAM), Ancient Monuments in England, 1977, vol 1, p 62
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Source Number : 6
Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1539
Monument Start Date : 1147
Monument Type : Gilbertine Monastery, Priory, Church, Undercroft
Evidence : Extant Building, Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late c15-early C16
Monument End Date : 1532
Monument Start Date : 1467
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered circa 1732
Monument End Date : 1737
Monument Start Date : 1727
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Restored C20
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 383
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 389556
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1201925
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1004180
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 77 SE 48
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, MALTON PRIORY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1800-01-01
End Date : 1899-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, MALTON PRIORY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1942-01-01
End Date : 1942-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 77 SE 48
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1967-11-16
End Date : 1967-11-16
Associated Activities : Primary, ST. MARY'S PRIORY CHURCH, OLD MALTON
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ST. MARY'S PRIORY CHURCH, OLD MALTON
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 2008-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ST. MARY'S PRIORY CHURCH, OLD MALTON
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2012-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31