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PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET

List entry Number: 1061790

Location

PARISH CHURCH OF ST THOMAS A BECKET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aunsby and Dembleby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 192661

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Details

TF 03 NW AUNSBY AND DEMBLEBY AUNSBY

6/26 Parish Church of 1.2.67 St. Thomas a Becket.

II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, restored 1861 by W. Thompson, Architect, of Grantham, when the tower and spire were rebuilt. Coursed limestone rubble and ashlar, slate and lead roofs having raised stone coped gables. West tower and spire, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel. C13 west tower of 3 stages with chamfered plinth and string courses, stepped set back buttresses and broach spire with 2 tiers of Y-traceried and gabled lucarnes in alternating directions. To the belfry stage are single 2 light louvered openings with shafted mullions, pointed heads to the lights and trefoils, all in pointed and chamfered surrounds. To the ground floor on the west side is a single double chamfered pointed light. In the west wall of the south aisle is a steeply pointed and moulded window and in the north aisle is a C15 2 light window with cusped Perpendicular tracery. The north wall contains 2 broad C15 3 light windows matching that to the west. There is also a doorway with a pointed head, rectangular surround and foliage to the sunk spandrels. There is a further 3 light window in the east wall of the aisle matching the rest. C19 3 light chancel east window with cusped flowing tracery. In the east wall of the south aisle is a C14 3 light window with cusped flowing tracery forming daggers and mouchettes in a hollow chamfered pointed surround. In the south wall is a pair of 2 light C14 windows matching that to the east. The aisle also has crocketed gabled buttresses and a frieze enriched with cusped running scrolls. The gabled south porch has a continuously moulded outer doorway with recut head, side benches and a C14 inner door, also continuously moulded, with fleurons and a crocketed and pinnacled hood. Interior: 2 bay late C12 north arcade with circular pier and responds having elaborate square capitals bedecked with partially unfinished stylised foliate scrolls, double stepped round arches with chamfered inner order. C14 3 bay south arcade with filleted quatrefoil piers and reveals, foliate capitals and 2 orders of wave moulding to the pointed heads. Broad C13 tower arch with filleted engaged double shafted reveals and triple chamfered arched heads, above is a single lancet. Recut C13 chancel arch has engaged shafted C12 reveals with cushion capitals and a double chamfered pointed head. In the south wall of the south aisle is a reset C14 human head corbel. In the north wall of the chancel is a broad C12 archway into the north aisle with paired engaged shafted reveals, cushion capitals and a chamfered and stepped round head. In the south wall of the chancel is a C14 archway into the aisle, double wave moulded and dying into the reveals. Fittings: Recut late C12 tub font with engaged octagonal angle shafts having square stiff leaf capitals and C19 octagonal base. Otherwise fittings are C19, including the panelled softwood pulpit.

Listing NGR: TF0447038838

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National Grid Reference: TF 04470 38838

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