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West Lindsey (District Authority)
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SK 89038 99099



5/54 Church of St. Genwys 16.12.64 I

Parish church. C12, late C13,C15 C16, restoration of 1866 by G. E.Street. Coursed limestone rubble with concrete tiled roofs. Western tower, nave, north and south aisles, chancel. 3 stage tower with moulded string course, battlemented parapet and gargoyle chutes to north and south sides. The corner stepped buttresses are added. On the south side is a large blocked pointed arch which would have opened into the south aisle. In the blocking is a C19 pointed doorway. In the 2nd stage is a plain single light. The west face has a small lancet at ground level and a small circular window above. In the 2nd stage is a further smaller lancet. The belfry stage has to each face a C16 2 light opening with cusped trefoil heads and mouchettes under a hoodmould. The north aisle has 3 C15 watershute heads and 4 C13 2 light windows with Y tracery, one being set in the west wall and 3 in the north. In the east wall is a 3 light C13 window with Y tracery. The north door is a pointed head, with an order of roll mouding, a hobnail order and originally a hob nailed hood mould. Beside the door are engaged angle shafts with outer nook shafts, both with conceptual foliage on annular bases. The north wall of the chancel has a stepped cill course and 2 two light C13 windows with Y tracery, trefoil heads and quatrefoils with beyond to the east a single lancet. The C19 east window has 3 lights with geometric tracery. The south wall of the chancel has a C19 2 light copy of the north chancel C13 windows, and a blocked priest's door. High up is an oval plaque with illegible inscription. The east wall of the south aisle has a moulded triangular hooded window with hoodmould and label stops, seemingly remade from fragments. In the south wall are 2 fine 3 light Y tracery windows with deep single chamfered reveals, hood moulds and human head stops. The south doorway has a plain single chamfered arched head with 2 displaced human head stops. In the west wall is a repositioned 2 light window with Y tracery. Interior; the 3, bay late C13 north and south arcade, the north having circular columns, the south octagonal, each having simply moulded capitals and double chamfered arches. Only the south side now has hood moulds with carved heads to the labels. In the west wall is a small triangular headed doorway to the tower. Above the earlier pitch of a lower roof can be seen. In the north aisle is a late C13 tomb recess with a 2 centred moulded arch over. In the north aisle is a blocked squint at the east end. The chancel arch is of 2 chamfered orders springing from octagonal corbels. Above the arch is a 2 light C15 window with cusped heads. The chancel has a C19 piscina and sedilia on the south side and an aumbry on the north. In the south wall is incorporated what appears to be a Romanesque arch. All the fittings, including the font are from the C19 restoration. Monuments: at the east end of the south aisle is a late C13 recumbent effigy of a cross legged knight with chain mail and surcoat, his feet resting on a lion. Beneath him are pieces of a C15 tomb with blank quatrefoils. Close by is the effigy of a lady, also late C15, with flowing robes and her feet resting on a dog. In the east end of the north aisle is a C15 priest's grave slab, originally with black lead Lombardic inscription. The head, shoulder and hands are shown in relief in a recessed panel at the head of the slab.

Listing NGR: SK8903599100


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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: 14 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/05726/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Godson. Source Historic England Archive
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