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North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Kirton in Lindsey
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SK 93415 98559



8/28 - Church of St Andrew 6.11.67 GV I

Church. C11-Cl2 with C13 tower, C15 additions and alterations. Restored 1860-62: nave by J H Hakewill of London and chancel by E Christian of Lincoln. Limestone rubble and squared limestone with limestone ashlar dressings and tower parapet; plate roof. West tower, 5-bay nave with 4-bay aisles, north and south porches, 3-bay chancel with vestry adjoining north side. Plinth. Massive 3-stage C13 tower with setback and central pilaster buttresses. Stair lighting slits in south-west angle. Pointed west door flanked by buttresses, with 3 shafted orders, stiff-leaf capitals, arch with dog-tooth and roll mouldings. Lancet above with dripmould and carved head stops; Lancet on north with C19 head. Moulded string-course to second stage, with narrow splayed lights to south and west faces. Moulded string- course to third stage. Paired shafted belfry openings with shaft rings and hood-moulds. C15 battlemented parapet with south-west corner turret and crocketed finials. Nave south aisle: buttresses, pointed 3-light windows with Perpendicular tracery, plain dripmoulds and head stops, similar west window and 5-light east window. North aisle: angle buttresses, 1 square- headed 2-light traceried window with hood-mould, ti(o 3-light windows similar to south aisle, a similar east window, and a small square-headed 2-light west window. C15 nave clerestory: 5 triangular-headed 2-light windows with prominent hood-moulds and head stops. South porch, rebuilt as baptistry C19, has paired south lancets beneath dripmould, and pointed chamfered door in west wall. C13 inner door, of 2 orders, has plain outer shaft, filleted inner shaft with stiff-leaf capitals, and pointed arch with dog-tooth mouldings. North porch has C19 pointed outer arch flanked by buttresses and plain moulded pointed inner door. Chancel: north side has 2 lancets and projecting C19 vestry with tall gable-end stack; south side has 3 lancets, 1 needle-lancet, and a re-set priest's door with chevron-moulded round arch and a tympanum with close-beaded interlace and foliate decoration. C19 stepped east lancets with small quatrefoil above. Interior: north arcade of double-chamfered arches with carved head stops has 2 cylindrical piers with waterholding bases and carved capitals with animal, head and foliate decoration. 2 similar responds with probably re-cut bases and 1 octagonal pier with plain moulded base and capital. All piers have octagonal abaci and tall square plinths. South arcade of double-chamfered arches with dripmoulds and head stops on octagonal shafts and responds with plain moulded bases and capitals and tall square plinths. South aisle has piscina and projecting statue bases. North aisle has aumbry and piscina with decorated projecting bowl. Massive tower arch re-opened 1861: twin openings with original central cylindrical pier and responds with water-holding bases and moulded capitals supporting tall C19 double chamfered arches under single pointed arch with a trefoiled circle in the spandrel. C19 pointed shafted chancel arch. Chancel has deeply-splayed lancets and fine series of Romanesque carved head corbels supporting the C19 roof. Monuments: mutilated C13 crusader effigy in south aisle. Octagonal font bowl on C20 base. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978

p 289.

Listing NGR: SK9341498562


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Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 289


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: 02 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07142/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Sowray. Source Historic England Archive
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