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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.


List entry Number: 1064293



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

County: Lincolnshire

District: North Kesteven

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rowston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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: 358300

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ROWSTON MAIN STREET TF 05 NE (south side) 5/29 Church of St Clement 1.2.67


Parish Church. C12, C13, C15. Refitted 1741. Restored 1904. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Lead nave roof, and plain tile asile and chancel roofs. Ashlar coped gables with kneelers and cross finials. West tower, nave with clerestory and north aisle, and chancel with north chantry chapel, now vestry. Remarkably narrow west tower, of 3 stages, set back into the nave. West face has single small chamfered pointed lancet with above a small mandala-shaped chamfered window. Each face has a single shafted pointed bell opening, above a band, with a corbel table above, topped by an octagonal crocketed spire with 2 sets of lucarnes and four crocketed corner pinnacles. The west end of the north aisle has a 4- centred arched doorway, with a chamfered quatrefoil window above. The north aisle has a single shafted doorway with a segment head and plank door, and to the left a single 3-light flat headed window with panel tracery in a deeply chamfered surround. The clerestory has four, 3-light windows on the north and south sides, each in a 4-centred, chamfered arched surround with cusped lights. Above a band with gargoyles and battlements with corner pinnacles. The former chantry chapel is also topped with battlements and the west wall has a single 4-centred arched doorway. The north wall is blank. The east wall has a large 2-light chamfered mullion window. The chancel has a chamfered ashlar plinth and eaves, the east wall has 3 pointed lancets, the centre one taller, in chamfered surrounds and a moulded cill band with animal stops. The south wall has 3 irregularly placed chamfered lancets, and 2 small pieces of interlace buried in the walling. The nave south wall, topped by clerestory windows, is much disturbed. To the east a single 2-light pointed arch window with Y-tracery, then a buttress with set-offs, then a slightly projecting heavily restored doorway. This doorway has a double pointed arched surround, the outer arch deeply moulded with single shafts and plain capitals, the inner arch chamfered and decorated with dogtooth. To the west a narrow buttress, then a single chamfered lancet, and single chamfered fixed light. Interior: 4 bay, double chamfered, pointed arched north arcade with 3 piers, the first round, the second a keeled quatrefoil, and the third, the same though with thin diagonal shafts, each with moulded capitals and bases. The responds are corbelled. Heavily restored double chamfered chancel arch with octagonal responds. Chamfered, pointed tower arch with coved impost blocks, and at the base of the south side, a single shaft 2 metres high with moulded capital and base. Small wooden screen. Over a doorway in the tower a C12 tympanum, probably removed from the north door, decorated with a central cross and other stylised motifs. Double chamfered chancel arch. Octagonal C15 ashlar font with 8 foliate panels. Nave roof largely C15, restored 1904. Remaining roofsClg. Internal wooden porch. Wooden pulpit, pews and choir stalls. In the chancel a large ornate alabaster wall tablet to Herbert i:Iacl(inder and family, who largely paid for the 1904 restoration. Hatchment bearing the arms of George II, commandment tables, creed and lord's prayer boards, from the 1741 refitting, now in the north aisle, originally placed over the chancel arch.

Listing NGR: TF0840056405

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National Grid Reference: TF 08403 56406


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