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North Kesteven (District Authority)
Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm
National Grid Reference:
TF 06461 53776


ASHBY DE LA LAUNDE MAIN STREET: Bloxholm TF 05 SE AND BLOXHOLM (west side) 4/11 Church of St Mary I Parish church. c1300, C15, remodelled 1812 for George Manners of Bloxholm Hall. Coursed limestone rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs, with C19 ashlar coped gables with kneelers. Ashlar quoins and chamfered plinth. West lower, nave, clerestory, aisles, chancel and south porch. 3 stage tower, slightly set back into the nave, has a deeply moulded plinth and angle buttresses with set offs. The west face has a single pointed arched, 2 light Y tracery window in a deeply chamfered surround with hood mould. Above a large circular bronze clock face. The lower 2 stages of the north and south faces are blank. Above a moulded band to the third stage, with a single 2 light pointed arched, panel tracery bell opening to each face, and above another moulded band with corner gargoyles and fretted battlements with crocketed corner pinnacles. The north aisle west wall, has a single pointed lancet in a chamfered surround, the 3 bay north wall has a single large and three small buttresses, and a central segment headed doorway in chamfered surround with plank door. Either side single 3 light, segment headed flowing tracery windows in moulded chamfered surrounds with hood moulds. The east wall has a single 2 light pointed arched window in a chamfered surround. The chancel has diagonal buttresses with set offs, and a single 3 light, pointed arched east window with cusped intersecting tracery, in a chamfered surround with a hood mould. The clerestory has 3 pointed, 4 centred arched windows, to both north and south, each 2 light with panel tracery in chamfered surrounds with hood moulds. The south aisle has to the east a 2 light, pointed arched window in a chamfered surround, and to the south a central gabled porch, with a 3 light segment headed flowing tracery window in a moulded chamfered surround to the east, and to the west a 3 light, flat headed panel tracery window in a chamfered surround with a hood. The porch has diagonal buttresses with set offs, a moulded plinth, moulded eaves band and a parapet. The unusual 4 centred arched opening has a roll moulded arch, with above the coat of arms of George Manners, dated 1813 in coade stone. The inner doorway, has a 4 centred arch, with Gothic tracery, double doors. Interior: Has 2½ bay nave arcades, because the tower is built into the western bay, with double chamfered arches, octagonal piers and responds, the north arcade responds are keeled, the capitals and bases are moulded, those on the south have benches. The arch is double chamfered, with shaft responds, moulded capitals and bases. The tower arch is double chamfered. The nave and chancel have plaster quatropartite vaults, added for General Manners, supported on shafted corbels. Octagonal C15 bowl and stem font, with cusped decorative panels. Aumbry in chancel with crocketed ogee arch. Oak benches, pulpit, choir stalls and altar rail c1900. Wall tablet in south aisle to Danial Mackinnon 1825 and another in the north aisle to George Wade 1807. Plaque in the tower commemorates the gift of the clock in 1887 by Lt Col Ellis of Bloxholm Hall, and in the floor a coffin lid to Robert Glaisierr. 1652.

Listing NGR: TF0646153776


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/05650/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence G. Onyon. Source Historic England Archive
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