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East Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 20056 89268


LUDFORD MAIN STREET TF 28 NW (north side) 6/33 Church of St Mary & St Peter (formerly listed 9.3.67 as Church of St Mary, Ludford Magna) G.V. II

Parish church. 1864 by James Fowler in Early English Style. Rockfaced ironstone, limestone ashlar dressings, banded slate roofs. Nave, with western bellcote, transepts, chancel, south porch, vestry. At the west end a large circular window set high up, with geometric tracery, rounded moulded head and angle shafts. To the gables is a single gabled bellcote with side shafts and pointed arched openings. The north wall of the nave has 3 paired lancets with trefoil heads, trefoils over and moulded hoods. There is a similar window in the west wall of the transept. In the transept north wall is a 3 light window again with geometric tracery to the head. The east gable of the nave has a facetted stack with moulded top and in the east wall of the vestry is a 2 light window. The east window of the chancel is of 3 lights with trefoil centre light and steeply arched side lights with cusped heads. At the top of the window is a traceried roundel, all in a moulded and pointed frame. In the chancel south wall are gabled buttresses, a pair of 2 light windows and a shouldered priest's door under a pitched slightly advanced bay. There is a further 2 light window in the east side of the transept and in the south wall a 3 light window with intersecting tracery and cusping. The 2 nave windows match those on the north side. All windows have concave moulded hoods with floriate stops. The gabled south porch has a richly moulded outer doorway with paired angle shafts having foliate capitals. The doorway has an unusual trefoil head with foliate cusps to the angles, an outer roll moulding and an inner order of dog toothing. The porch has stone side benches. The pointed inner doorway has a double roll moulded surround, concave moulded hood with foliate stops and a chequered redbrick and ashlar flush outer arch. Interior. The transept arches are polychromatic with red and blue brick and ashlar voussoirs, foliate corbels and dog tooth brick outer order and hood. Chancel arch has paired collared columns to reveals, foliate hood and polychromatic brickwork. In the nave a vesica shaped sunk panel records the contribution of Edward Cooper, former vicar of the parish, to the rebuilding of the church in 1864. In the north wall of the chancel a single chamfered pointed arch with moulded brick hood leads to the vestry. Further east is an elaborate gabled aumbry with angle shafts. In the south wall is a doorway with stilted arched head. The reredos is of ashlar, marble and mosaic. All fittings are C19 including the panelled ashlar pulpit with symbols of the evangelists and the delicate brass lectern. The circular font bowl and moulded base are also C19, but the clustered shafts of the middle section are C14.

Listing NGR: TF2005689268


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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: 02 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05658/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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