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South Kesteven (District Authority)
Woolsthorpe By Belvoir
National Grid Reference:
SK 83659 33876


WOOLSTHORPE BY BELVOIR VILLAGE STREET SK 83 SW (west side) 2/183 Church of St. James 24.9.79 G.V. II Parish church. 1847 by G. G. Place of Nottingham. In early C14 style. Coursed ironstone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings, stone coped slate roofs. Western tower, nave with clerestory, aisles, chancel, south porch, vestry. The 3 stage tower has stepped corner buttresses, parapet with panelled frieze and corner pinnacles. The 2 light pointed louvred belfry openings have hood moulds. The west doorway has triple filleted angle shafts and deeply moulded pointed surround. Above is a 2 light window with curvilinear tracery. The north aisle has a 2 light west window, a blocked north doorway with trefoil headed niche over, and 3 three light windows. The clerestory to both sides consists of 3 quatrefoils in circles. The vestry has a pointed doorway and single 2 light and single windows. The east window is of 5 lights and above is a small gable light and 2 blank shields. In the chancel south wall are 2 three light windows and a priest's door. The south aisle has a 3 light east window, 3 similar south windows and a 2 light west window. All windows have hood moulds with human head label stops and curvilinear or geometric tracery. The steeply gabled south porch has a pointed outer doorway with octagonal responds and side benches. The inner doorway has filleted angle shafts with deeply moulded pointed surround. Interior. 4 bay nave arcades, octagonal piers, double chamfered arches. Tower arch, steeply pointed, of 3 orders. Similar chancel arch with octagonal responds. Chancel has on north wall a central vestry doorway, flanked by single recesses. The eastern one is ornate with floriated ogee head, pinnacle and flanking angels. All doorways have painted texts over and the chancel is delicately painted with floral stencil designs. Chancel has Minton tiled floor. All fittings are C19, including the ornate encrusted font, octagonal stem and bowl surmounted by arcade of enriched ogee arches. The former church on a site to the south of the village was destroyed by Parliamentarians during the Civil War. The present church was built on the site of St. Mary's Chapel of Ease. The foundation stone was laid by Lady Azelia Manners who painted the wall decorations in the chancel.

Listing NGR: SK8365933876


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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: 04 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08028/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Fred Halliday. Source Historic England Archive
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