CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1063124
Date first listed:
09-Sep-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
East Lindsey (District Authority)
Parish:
Marshchapel
National Grid Reference:
TF 35985 98812

Details

TF 39 NE MARSH CHAPEL CHURCH LANE

6/36 Church of 9.9.67 St. Mary

G.V. I

Parish church. Early C15, 1848 chancel rebuilt. Ashlar, squared ironstone and limestone rubble, lead roofs behind parapets. Western tower, nave with clerestory, aisles, chancel, south porch, north chapel. The tall 3 stage ashlar tower has moulded plinth, coped offset to middle stage, embattled parapet with 8 crocketed pinnacles, stepped set back buttresses and stair tower to south east angle. To the middle stage on all but the east side is a cinquefoil headed louvred light. To belfry stage on all sides are 2 light openings with cinquefoils to the heads and quatrefoils over. The west door has a continuously moulded hollow chamfered surround with deeply moulded hood and human head label stops. Above is a worn head, with flowing hair. The west window is of 4 lights, ogee heads to the lights, panel tracery and moulded hood with human head label stops. The aisles and nave are in squared coursed limestone and ironstone rubble, with embattled parapets, corner pinnacles and gargoyles. The north aisle east and west windows are of 3 lights, ogee heads to the lights, panel tracery, 4 centred arched heads and hood moulds. There are 3 similar windows and a 4 light window to the north side, the bays divided by stepped buttresses. The north doorway has a deeply moulded 4 centred surround surmounted by an ogee hood with crocketed pinnacle and human head stops. In the centre a canopied niche and beneath this an inscribed scroll. The chancel east window is of 5 lights with 4 centred head and panel tracery. The south chancel windows are similar but of 4 lights and to the south aisle are 5 similar 3 light windows, one in the east and west ends and 3 on the south side. At the south west end of the aisle a shield bearing a coat of arms. The clerestory to both sides is of 4 paired lights, cusped heads to the lights with daggers over. The gabled south porch has corner pinnacles and cross fleury, gargoyles and corner buttresses. The porch has paired side lights matching the clerestory. The outer doorway has sunk wave moulding, and the inner doorway has 2 similar orders separated by a hollow moulding containing human heads, foliage and a Latin scrolled inscription. An ogee hood has human head stops and a decorated niche with angel corbel. Interior. The C15 4 bay nave arcades have hollow chamfered octagonal piers on deeply moulded bases, brattished capitals and double chamfered 4 centred arches. The tall tower arch has 2 continuously moulded chamfered orders and an outer order dying to its reveals. The 4 centred chancel arch has 2 continuously moulded chamfered orders. At the west end of the north aisle is a double chamfered arch leading to the north chapel, and in the north wall of the chancel is a similar larger arch also to the chapel, and a small double chamfered and moulded doorway. The south aisle roof has C15 bosses to the C19 roof and the C19 chancel roof has angel corbels. Fittings. C15 oak chancel screen with central doorway flanked by 2 pairs of lights, cusped ogee heads and pointed outer arches, panel tracery and clustered shafts, C19 brattished top. All pews and pulpit are C19. C15 plain octagonal font with C19 suspended cover. Monuments. On the south wall of the chancel a small alabaster wall plaque to Walter Harpham and his wife, d.1607. 2 opposed kneeling figures under arcades, pedimented surround with memento mori and cherubs head. Escutcheon and hour glass over. Beneath is a panel with scrolled rectangular surround bearing a memorial inscription.

Listing NGR: TF3598398814

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
195343
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Reference: IOE01/16921/34
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