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West Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 14957 99356



3/14 Church of 1.11.66. St Mary Magdalene


Parish Church. Late Cll, C12, restored 1892 by J. D. Sedding. Coursed ironstone rubble, ironstone ashlar, slate roofs. West tower, nave with north and south aisles, south porch and rectangular chancel. Late Cll west tower with stepped plinth. Round headed west doorway with voussoirs and outer roll, plain tympanum, large impost blocks and rectangular C20 plank door. Small round headed light above. Small round headed light on north side with fragments of stringcourse and east of it. 2 similar lights one above the other on south side with fragment of stringcourse just below upper light. Flat stringcourse and bell openings on all 4 sides. Bellopenings consist of paired narrow round headed lights divided by single shaft with cushion capital. Upper moulded stringcourse with C19 parapet above. West end of north aisle plain with coped gable end. Narrow angle 2 stage buttress to north. Low plinth. 3 C19 windows, each of paired pointed lancets, alternate with 3 more 2 stage buttresses. Plain clerestory. East end of north aisle has plinth and single C19 lancet. East end nave has coped gable with finial. Low plinth runs round chancel with single C19 lancet in north side. C19 pointed east window of 3 lights with reticulated tracery, hoodmould and head label stops. Coped gable and finial above. Single C19 lancet in south side of chancel. Single mid C12 lancet in east end of south aisle. Plinth runs under south side. 2 stage angle buttress to south and 2 C19 windows, each of 2 pointed lights with quatrefoil and hoodmould, with 2 stage C19 buttress in between. C12 porch with pointed south doorway with chamfered surround. C19 coped gable and finial. Interior south doorway with painted double chamfered arch and jambs. West side of south aisle has C11 corner buttress banded by 6 stringcourses, Cll interior tower arch with round voussoired head and large impost blocks that continue north and south into nave's east wall. Mid C12 north and south round headed arcades of 3 bays. Semicircular north west respond with cable necking scalloped capital and grooved abacus. Pier to east has a block capital with squat scallops on underside. Soffit of arch above decorated with a roll flanked by chevron. Second pier to east has similar squat scallops with cable necking. Soffit of arch above deviated by fillet flanked by single rolls. Easternmost respond has cable necking and scalloped capital with soffit of arch above decorated by roll flanked with single hollows. Slightly later south arcade with capitals decorated with taller, slenderer scallops. Bases have triple rolls. Westernmost bay's soffit decorated with roll flanked by chevron. Central bay's soffit decorated with 3 rolls and easternmost by roll flanked by single hollows. Late C19 double chamfered pointed chancel arch. Late C19 timber roof of nave and ornate panelled ceiling to chancel. Late C19 pink marble altar inscribed with gold cross and grapes. Ornate late C19 screen with grapes, thistles and rosehips. Late C19 pulpit, pews and octagonal font on 8 clustered columns.

Listing NGR: TF1495799356


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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: 23 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05657/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Sowray. Source Historic England Archive
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