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West Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 90806 83096


SK 98 SW STOW COATES LANE (south side)

5/52 Church of 16.12.64 St. Edith

G.V. I

Church. Mid C12, early C13, C15, restored 1883-4 by J. L. Pearson. Coursed limestone rubble, limestone ashlar. Plain tiled roof with west bell turret with 2 barely pointed openings and flat head, timber framed east gable. West end with blocked C13 tower arch with chamfered jambs, abaci and pointed head. C19 rectangular window inserted, of 2 lights. Archway flanked by 3 stage pilaster buttresses. North side of nave with blocked C15 doorway with rectangular head and chamfered surround. Blocked narrow rectangular opening to east with rectangular C15 window beyond with 3 round headed lights and rectangular hood mould. C15 window to east with 4 centred head with 2 ornately cusped lights with hood mould. C15 window to east with shallow triangular head and 3 cusped, pointed lights. C12 round headed narrow light, re-opened in C19, beyond. East end with 2 C19 small round headed lights with timber frame tie-beams and studding embedded in gable above. South side with 2 rectangular C15 windows to east each with 2 pointed cusped lights with continuous central mullion flanked by 4 cusped mouchettes. Blocked doorway in between with rectangular head and chamfered surround. 2 tiny key-hole shaped openings lighting internal staircase to rood loft. C12 round headed doorway to west of 2 chamfered orders with round head with large, bold chip star decoration on outer order and hood mould. Plank doors. C13 interior tower arch with pointed head and chamfered abaci. To east of south doorway a round headed moulded aumbry. C15 tie beam roof over nave, C20 panelled ceiling over chancel. C12 round stone font on rectangular base. C17 box pew with ornate finials and panels decorated with lunettes and flower heads. Poor box attached. Charles I coat of arms. 7 C15 bench ends with poppyhead finials and elbow rests. Cmpulpit with panelled sides with rosettes, cusps and pointed tracery. C15 rood screen and loft. Central archway with hinged door. Rich blind traceried panels, with upper open traceried panels with flower heads. Rich band of fruit and foliage. Rood stair in south wall with segmental head leading to loft with traceried coving, parapet and canted central projection for rood. Cusped tomb opening in north wall of nave. North wall of chancel with blocked, fragmentary C13 Easter Sepulchre with segmental arch and 2 small panels with 2 reliefs, one of the Resurrectrion the other, the winged lion of St. Matthew. Ashlar plaque inserted to left with brass monument inserted to Anthony Butler, died 1673. South wall with marble plaque with round headed brass to east, with Charles Butler, died 1602, and his wife flanking altar in prayer, with 3 coats of arms above and 5 sons and 3 daughters below, some holding skulls. To west, a limestone slab with brass of William Butler, his wife and infant daughter still in "chrison robe', died 1509. Coats of arms above. Alabaster monument to west of Brian Cooke of Doncaster, died 1653. Central bust with high ruff, pleated sleeves and pointed beard. Plaque below and ornate pilastered crown with coat of arms and richly carved fruit and flowers. 2 small C15 stools. C15 chest with stylized foliage and panelled lid. Pre-reformation altar slab with consecration crosses on C20 oak frame. Fragment of glass in north-east window of nave with coat of arms and date of 1597. Other C16 fragments in south-east window of nave. Alabaster tomb slab in nave with illegible inscription. Only intact rood screen and loft in Lincolnshire. Quiney, pp. 247.

Listing NGR: SK9080683096


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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: 15 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/05615/07
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