Stainburn – Saint Mary

Stainburn - Saint Mary

Saint Mary's Church, Stainburn

Consisting of largely Norman Nave and Chancel, with a double bellcote of the 17th century surmounting the Nave Chancel wall.  On the south side of the Nave, a Decorated Porch considered to be from the 14th century.  Nave and Porch roof structures are mediaeval, possibly 14th century, although they include Victorian restoration.  The Chancel roof was raised during the 1894 works.  Inside, a significant Norman font in the south west corner of the Nave adjacent to the door.  The timber font cover is elderly.  Pews in the Nave date from the 16th and 17th centuries, whilst fittings in the Chancel are late Victorian.

Listed Grade I, and overlooking  Wharfdale, the church is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust since 1997.  David is the consultant architect here and has carried out the recent condition survey.