Church of St. Cuthbert


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Cuthbert, Thorpe Lane


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Statutory Address:
Church of St. Cuthbert, Thorpe Lane

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

West Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 94738 80800


SK 98 SW 6/6

BRATTLEBY THORPE LANE (North side) Church of St. Cuthbert


II* Parish church. Late C11, c1175, C14, restored and partly rebuilt in 1858 by James Fowler. Coursed ironstone and limestone rubble, limestone ashlar. Plain tiled roofs with decorative ridge tiles and stone coped gables. Lead covered spire.

West tower with squat pyramidal spire, nave with north aisle, rectangular chancel with north chapel. Late C11 west tower refurbished in C14 and restored in C19. High plinth and quoins. West doorway, refurbished in C14 with pointed chamfered head, partially chamfered jambs, hood mould, head label stops and plank door. Small slit window and string course above. Bell openings on all four sides heavily restored in C19, each with paired cusped, pointed openings divided by shaft with round moulded capital, trefoil above, hood moulds and head label stops. Ornate C19 corbel table, corner battlements and squat with weather vane.

Nave and north aisle, and chancel exterior walls rebuilt in 1858. Main vessel of nave visible in corner between west tower and north aisle. North aisle with plinth and single cusped west lancet with relieving arch. Single stage angle buttresses. Plinth runs round north side of aisle with three windows above. Two pairs of cusped lights to west with single cusped light to east. Single stage angle buttress, and cusped east lancet. Plain chancel north wall with plinth. Stage angle buttresses with shaped upper stages. Plinth runs round east end with string course that rises to run under east window of three lancets with hoodmould and label stops. Two stage angle buttresses with shaped upper stages. Plinth runs round south side of chancel. Two windows divided by two stage buttress with shaped upper stage. East window of two cusped lights with oculus, pointed hood mould and label stops. South side of nave with two pairs of pointed cusped lancets divided by two stage buttress, with single two stage buttress to west.

Interior: C11 tower arch with small round head head and heavy chamfered imposts. Plaque above arch commemorates rebuilding and restoration of the church in 1859. Two large late C12 north arcade bays with barely pointed double chamfered arches with broaches where they spring from abaci, hood moulds, keeled responds, circular pier and bold stiff leaf capitals.C19 chancel arch with filleted, moulded head with hood mould and ornate label stops, supported on responds of three clustered shafts with ornate foliated capitals. C14 north east chapel arch with pointed arch of two orders dying into the imposts. C19 timber roofs over nave and chancel. C14 piscina in north chancel wall with ornate cusped hood mould with heads and finial. C19 east window flanked by nook shafts with hood mould and ornate label stops. C19 pews, pulpit, drum font. Altar with pink, green and blue marble reredos of 1869, with flanking, kneeling angels above. Two C19 monuments.

Listing NGR: SK9473880800


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05611/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin W. Symons. Source Historic England Archive
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