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North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
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TA 21437 06530


TA 20 NW LACEBY HIGH STREET (east side) 2/43 Church of Saint Margaret 4.1.67 - I

Parish church. C12 sections to nave and north arcade, remainder of arcade C13; C13 chancel with C14-C15 windows, C13 tower with C14-C15 top stage. Restorations of 1869 by James Fowler of Louth included rebuilding north aisle, chancel and much of nave, new porch and vestry; organ-chamber of 1912. Ironstone rubble and squared blocks with some chalk and flint rubble; limestone ashlar dressings and facing to top stage of tower. Westmorland slate roof. West tower, 4-bay nave with 5-bay north aisle and south porch, 2-bay chancel with organ chamber adjoining north side. 2-stage tower: chamfered plinth, quoins, west lancet. Restored top stage has pointed 2- light belfry openings, those to north and south with trefoiled lights and pierced quatrefoil above, those to east and west with restored Y-tracery; embattled parapet with gargoyles and eight crocketed pinnacles. C19 chamfered plinth, buttresses and cillband to nave and chancel. Nave: pair of round-headed windows flanking porch, that to west C12, that to east largely restored, C19 Y-traceried 2-light window. North aisle: buttresses, Y-traceried 2-light windows. Pointed 3-light traceried window to organ chamber with oval light in gable above. Chancel: pointed 3-light south windows with restored Perpendicular tracery, hoodmoulds and headstops, C19 3-light traceried east window; C10-Cll carved interlace stone re-set in north wall. Porch: angle buttresses, shafted pointed outer door with zig- zag moulded arch incorporating some C12 stone, ornate 3-light side windows with detached shafts and seats below. C12 chamfered round-arched inner door with plain moulded imposts. Interior. 5-bay north arcade has central round arch of 2 orders with zig-zag, crenellated, carved pellet and roll mouldings, on cylindrical piers with chamfered square abaci, plain capitals and bases: one of the piers partly C13 with a waterholding base. Flanking pointed double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers with plain moulded capitals and bases; waterholding base to east respond. Wide pointed double- chamfered tower arch dying into plain jambs. C19 pointed moulded chancel arch on filleted responds. Chancel: remains of C13 blank arcading with plain and chamfered arches on triple-shafts with plain moulded capitals; C19 pointed moulded arch to organ chamber on similar responds. Ornate C19 aumbry. Floor slab at east end of nave to Ralph Ballel of 1730 has oval panel with arms and crest carved in relief. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, 291. Drawing by C Nattes 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA2143706528


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1978), 291


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: 18 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10483/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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