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West Lindsey (District Authority)
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TF 04825 71986


FISKERTON HIGH STREET TF 07 SW (south side) 3/30 Church of St. Clement 30.11.66 G.V. I

Parish church. Cll, C12, C13, C14, C15, C17, restored 1863 by Ewan Christian. Limestone ashlar, coursed limestone rubble. Lead roofs with ashlar coped east gable with cross finial, and ashlar battlemented east nave gable with pinnacles and cross finial. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, rectangular chancel. Possibly Cll round west tower encased in ashlar and raised in C14. C14 moulded plinth and string course and large 2 stage clasping buttresses, each 4 sides of a hexagon reaching up to bell stage. North-east buttress containing stair turret with 3 slit lights. Convex walls between buttresses at first stage level, with large, convex, pointed west window of 3 cusped ogee headed lights with vertical tracery above, hood mould and head label stops. Moulded string course above and small pointed window, restored in C19, with 2 pointed cusped lights, vertical tracery and hood mould. Clock above. Bell openings on all 4 sides, each pointed with 2 cusped ogee headed lights, mullions flanking quatrefoil above, hood mould and head label stops. Large corbel heads above apex of bell openings supporting broad angular shaft running up to plinth of pinnacle in centre of each side. Moulded eaves with large corner gargoyles, battlements and 8 ornate pinnacles. Late C12 north aisle with plain plinth and small pointed west window with hood mould. North side with small, deeply splayed rectangular window set high up to west of late C12 doorway partially restored in C19. Doorway with round, roll moulded head with chamfered inner order, single flanking shafts with stiff-leaf capitals, tympanum, hood mould, label stops and plank door. Head at apex of door. 2 tall, rectangular early C14 windows to east each of 2 cusped ogee headed lights and rectangular hood mould. East end of north aisle with rectangular window of 3 cusped ogee headed lights and rectangular hood mould. C15 clerestorey with 3 windows each with 4 centred head, 3 cusped pointed lights, hood mould and large head label stops. Moulded eaves with 2 large gargoyles and projecting corner gargoyle. North side of chancel with parapet and 3 stage diagonal buttress. Large C14 east window with segmental head, 5 cusped ogee headed lights and reticulated tracery restored in C19, hood mould and head label stops. 2 stage south-east buttress. South side of chancel with parapet. C14 south aisle heavily restored in C19. Plinth. Rectangular east window of 3 ogee headed cusped lights, reticulated tracery, hood mould and C19 block label stops. South side with rectangular C14 window to east, with 3 ogee headed cusped lights, hood mould and C19 block label stops. 2 stage buttress with moulded plinth. Large C19 pointed, plate traceried window to west, with 3 trefoil headed lights and cusped oculus above. 2 stage buttress to west with moulded plinth. Pointed early C13 doorway to west with roll moulded head, chamfered inner rectangular jambs, moulded imposts, outer single shafts with stiff leaf capitals and plank door. West end of south aisle with large 5 petalled plate tracery window. C15 clerestorey with 3 windows each with four centred head, 3 pointed cusped lights, hood mould and large head label stops. Moulded eaves with 2 large gargoyles, battlements above. Interior of tower apsidal with small doorway with 4 centred head, broad chamfered surround and plank door, to north. C14 tower arch with pointed, double chamfered head dying into rectangular jambs chamfered to east and west. Mid C12 north arcade of 2 bays with round moulded heads with double billeted outer order, single round pier and semi- circular responds. Scalloped capitals of various designs. Mid C13 south arcade restored in C19 with pointed, double chamfered heads, a cluster of 4 columns around central concave pier with rich foliate capitals and octagonal abacus. Corbel responds with heads supporting foliate capitals. Large head corbels support late C17 roof. Early C13 chancel arch with pointed double chamfered head, with keeled inner order, and ornate C19 corbels. North arcade of chancel with 2 mid C12 bays heavily restored in C19. Plain round heads with central round pier with scalloped capital, plain moulded responds with moulded imposts. Remnants of springing of rib vault on north side of arcade above pier. Early C13 single bay south arcade of chancel possibly re-set in C19, with pointed, double chamfered head, polygonal responds with stiff leaf east capital and waterleaf west capital. Ornate C19 piscina in south wall of chancel. Ornate late C12 string course running under east window of south aisle with beaded scallops and flowerheads, possibly re-set in C19. North aisle vestry with 4 capitals re-set in walls, 2 with beaded late C12 Canterburyesque foliage, single late C12 capital with crude leaves and grapes and single mid C13 Lincolnesque foliated capital. South aisle with early C14 tomb recess, possibly re-set in C19, with richly moulded ogee head, flanking shafts failing to meet corbel heads above, plain flanking pinnacles and central finial. Early C13 square font supported on central shaft with 4 narrower detached shafts, beaded ornament at corners. Brass of priest in south aisle, possibly of Thomas Dalyson, rector of Fiskerton in C15, with cope with oak-leaf motif. C17 painting in south aisle of Madonna and Child by Carlo Dolci. C19 pulpit, lecturn, altar rail, screens, pews and reredos. 6 early C14 bench ends with flat tops and simple tracery decoration. North side of north pier of chancel arch with 3 steps leading up to blocked doorway leading to former rood screen. Various C18 gravestones re-set to rear of nave.

Listing NGR: TF0482271984


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Date: 13 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07000/12
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