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North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
North Killingholme
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TA 14481 17357




10/54 Church of Saint Denys 6.11.67 GV I

Parish church. C12 tower arch, C13 chancel with later C13 - C14 windows, C14 nave arcades, aisles and lower stages to tower with C15 upper stage, C16-C17 clerestory and windows to south aisle. Restorations of C18, 1847, 1868, 1889,1910, and 1926 included roofing nave and chancel, re-flooring, raising chancel, new chancel arch. Ironstone and limestone ashlar tower, partly rendered. Squared ironstone and limestone, rubble and brick to aisles with ashlar dressings: rendered upper section to south aisle, brick buttresses to north aisle. Pebbledashed nave clerestory.Chalk, flint and limestone rubble to chancel with ironstone and limestone ashlar dressings and rock-faced ashlar upper section. Brick, rubble and ashlar porch. Slate roofs. West tower, 4-bay aisled nave with south porch and 3-bay chancel. 3-stage tower: moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses with set-offs, moulded string courses. 1st stage has pointed 2-light traceried west window, stair lighting slit to south. 2nd stage has slit window to south, clockfaces to south and west. Stepped-in 3rd stage has pointed 2-light traceried belfry openings with hoodmoulds and headstops. Moulded cornice, coped parapet with gargoyles and crocketed angle pinnacles. South aisle: quoins (one to west with incised sundial), chamfered plinth, buttress to east; square-leaded 2- light trefoiled window, two square-headed 2-light windows with plain chamfered mullions, segmental arched 3-light trefoiled east window. North aisle: chamfered plinth, quoins, cill band, C19-C20 brick buttresses. Pointed hollow-chamfered door with hoodmould, 2 square-headed 3-light and single 2-light trefoiled windows with C19 restored tracery, pointed 4-light east window with reticulated tracery, hoodmould and headstops, pointed 3- light west window with intersecting tracery. Carved head corbels and shields to angles. Nave: segmental-pointed 3-light clerestory windows with chamfered mullions in hollow-chamfered reveals. Chancel: moulded plinth, quoins and cill band to east end. South side has round arched chamfered door with hoodmould, pointed 3-light window with intersecting tracery, hoodmould and headstops, and pointed 2-light window with geometric tracery and hoodmould, both largely restored; 2 narrow east lancets. South porch: quoins, brick to upper section, that to sides probably C15-C16; C18 round- headed brick outer arch beneath restored pedimented gable, stone benches inside, pointed moulded inner arch with restored oak door. Interior. Wide Romanesque tower arch, 3 orders of shafts with scalloped capitals, square abaci and roll mouldings. Line of earlier nave gable visible above. Nave arcades of pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers and responds with plain moulded capitals and bases; traces of red paint to piers. Segmental-pointed stoup with mutilated bowl beside north aisle door. Nave has chamfered square-headed former rood-loft doorway. C19 pointed double-chamfered chancel arch with squint to north side. Through-purlin aisle roofs probably C18 or earlier. C13 font with cylindrical bowl on clustered ringed shafts and round base. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, 326; Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers, 1907, vol 29, pt 1, 75-6; Drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA1447617353


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 326
'Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers' in Associated Architectural Societies Reports and Papers, , Vol. 29, (1907), 75-76


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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