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St Marys Church

 

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  • St Mary's Church, Studley Park

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  • St Mary's Church was paid by some of the unspent ransom money for the release of Frederick Vyner who was killed by his kidnappers. Faced with this significant cash surplus the George Frederick Samuel Robinson decided to build the church as a monument to his dead brother-in-law.
  • The interior theme of the church is based along the William Blake ideas duality in "Paradise Lost and Paradise Found".
  • The chancel of the church is particularly notable utilising blue, red and green marble together and showing what the architect, William Burges, could do with an almost unlimited budget.
  • The belfry provides a particularly impressive space due to the fact that the windows of it are carried up inside the spire creating a large vertical area.

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Architect
William Burges

Reference Data

Reference No.
6666
First Uploaded
09-05-2012
Last Editorial Date
09-05-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon. HG4 3DY
Council
North Yorkshire County Council
County
North Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1870
Construction start date
1871
Completion date
1878
Heritage Status
World Heritage Site
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
52.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship
Secondary Use
Museum


Last Sale Value
£18,000.00
Sale Date
1767

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