CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1103684
Date first listed:
06-Nov-1967
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, CHURCH STREET

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

District:
North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Elsham
National Grid Reference:
TA 03651 12550

Details

ELSHAM CHURCH STREET TA 01 SW (north side) Church of All Saints 5/19 6/11/67 GV II * Parish church. Cll - C12 origins to tower, nave and chancel, with C13 - C14 north transept and alterations to tower, including west door. Restorations of 1873/4 by W Scott Champion included extensive rebuilding of nave, chancel and transept. Limestone and ironstone rubble and ashlar with limestone ashlar dressings. Slate roof. West tower with west entrance, 3-bay nave with single-bay north transept (now vestry) and 2-bay chancel. 2-stage tower: large diagonal off-set buttresses, chamfered plinth. Very fine door has pointed arch of 4 orders with fillet mouldings on 5 orders of filleted shafts with naturalistic foliate capitals, hood-mould and headstops; string course above. Buttresses flanking door each have recessed C13 carved relief panels, that to right with angel and 5 naked figures, that to left also with figures but much weathered. North and south lancets to first-stage. String course cut by pointed 2-light west window with C19 geometrical tracery, original hood-mould and headstops. 1896 clockface above. Square-headed 2- light belfry openings containing C19 pierced ashlar tablets. Moulded string-course, coped parapet. Low pyramidal spire with wrought-iron finial. Nave: south side has restored lancet and C19 pointed 2-light windows with curvilinear tracery, hood-moulds and mainly original headstops. Pointed 2- light north window with C19 geometrical tracery, original hood-mould and headstops. Transept: C19 pointed chamfered north door with square-headed traceried single-light window and pedimented coped gable above; C14 square- headed 2-light trefoiled east and west windows; re-used Romanesque moulded stone in north wall. Chancel: round-arched chamfered north door with plain hood-mould and carved stops; restored pointed 2-light windows with C19 tracery, hood-moulds and headstops, some of the latter original. String course and coped parapet throughout. Interior. Small round-headed tower arch with roll moulding and restored imposts; small blocked basket-arched opening above with chamfered jambs. Former opening to transept has double- chamfered segmental arch, chamfered jambs and plain imposts. Pointed piscina to south side of chancel. C19 fittings. Former medieval font in tower with plain octagonal bowl and cylindrical shaft. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England : Lincolnshire, 1978, p 232-3; drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA0365112550

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
165922
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 232-3

Legal

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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