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West Lindsey (District Authority)
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TF 05733 92855


TF 09 SE, 8/27

OSGODBY, MAIN STREET (north side), Kingerby,

Church of St Peter




Parish Church now vested in redundant churches fund. Early C11, C12,C13, C14, early C17; minor C19 repairs. Squared and coursed ironstone rubble with some brick patching and plastered areas, lead and pantile roofs. Western tower, nave with clerestorey, south aisle and porch, chancel. The C13 tower is in three tapering stages with base, two crudely cut string courses and slightly overhanging lead roof. It has corner buttresses to 1st stage only. On the south side is a single light to the 2nd stage with flat head. All faces have C13 paired opening belfry lights with pointed, almost triangular heads. The west side has a trefoil headed light with pointed arch, to 1st stage. In the east side of the tower, exposed above the nave roof, the earlier roof pitch of the nave can be seen. As this is cut by the C13 string course, it is likely, from other evidence seen elsewhere in the church, that this represents the C11 Anglo-Saxon nave roof pitch. Nave, chancel and aisle have pantile roofs. The north side of the nave has three massive buttresses, the end ones of which may be the remains of the demolished north aisle. The blocked arcade of this aisle is visible, and in the easternmost blocking is a reused C14 3-light window with reticulated tracery. The northern clerestorey is blank. The chancel is in a very poor ironstone rubble and the east end appears to have been slightly lengthened. The east window is C14 2-light with curvilinear tracery and to either side are carved heads, one with tiny arms and hands. The chancel is much lower than the nave, and in the east end of the nave, which is partly plastered, the earlier roof pitch of the chancel can be seen. The south side has a plain rectangular C17 altar window, a narrow early C13 lancet at high level and a small C17 single light at low level. The south aisle is more regularly coursed ironstone. The 2-light south window is C14 with Y tracery restored in timber. The west window is C14 2-light, restored in C19. The south porch doorway is in situ although the arch over has been reset. The doorway is early C13 with 3/4 engaged shafts and dog tooth moulding to reveals with annular capitals and imposts with nail head decoration. The porch has side stone benches. The south doorway is C12 with plain imposts, and semi-circular head. The door and its ironwork straps and hinges are of a similar date. The south clerestorey is part plastered and has a pair of 2-light early C17 windows with reveals, heads and mullions in brick.

INTERIOR: The C13 2-bay south arcade has an octagonal pier and responds with double chamfered arches. The capital is plain, but the eastern respond has nail head decoration. The blocked north arcade is just visible and the eastern respond which is partly exposed appears to be of the same date. The tower opening is C14 and ogee headed and there is a step up from nave to tower. Inside the tower the butt joint where the tower was built up against the pre-existing nave west wall can be clearly seen. The ladder up to the tower chamber is C16. The C13 chancel arch has 3/4 engaged circular shafts and capitals with nail decoration. The remarkable nave king-post roof is early C17 and a fine example with four arch-braced moulded tie beams decorated with a carved heart at the west end, and circular rosettes on the undersides of the two central beams. The purlins and principal rafters are also moulded and at their junctions are carved corner pieces with scalloped edges. The aisle roof is C18. At the west end of the nave at high level, behind the roof tie beam is a deeply splayed circular opening dating from early C11, and likely to be the original west light of the Saxon Church.

The east aisle window has C14 stained glass, depicting the crucifixion, St. Catherine at her wheel, and St. Cecilia with her organ. The west aisle window has stained glass of 1850. The fittings and pulpit are C19 but the chancel prayer desk is C15 with the ends having panels of traceried decoration. The Alms Box is out of a single piece of wood, and inscribed "This is Gods Treasury, Cast One Mite into it, 1639". The C15 font is plain and octagonal and has a wooden bell-canted cover with cross top. MONUMENTS: In the chancel is a coffin shaped flat slab, on its side, of a bearded C14 knight, said to be one of the Disney Family. The carving is in low relief, and the figure is placed under an ogee gable. Only the upper part of his body is visible and the shoes, which appear from an ogee headed recess. This forms the base of a cross which decorates the slab between feet and torso. The slab is also decorated with the family arms. Also in the chancel are 3 early C19 marble tablets to the Youngs of Kingerby Hall. At the west corner of the south aisle are two further monuments. On the west side is a mid C13 knight, cross legged, with puppies by his pillow; he has a large shield and a chain mail surcoat. The second monument on the south side has been partly truncated, it is late C14, a knight with hands in prayer, with his feet on a dog, and a finely carved heraldic surcoat and chain mail. Both figures are on C14 tomb chests with shields in quatrefoils.

Listing NGR: TF0573392854


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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: 01 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05656/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Sowray. Source Historic England Archive
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