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East Lindsey (District Authority)
Great Carlton
National Grid Reference:
TF 40812 85597


TF 48 NW GREAT CARLTON CHURCH LANE 1/6 Church of St.John the Baptist 9.3.67 G.V. II Parish church. C15 tower, church rebuilt in 1861 by James Fowler of Louth in C13 style. Coursed limestone rubble and squared greenstone rubble. Slate and tiled roofs with decorative iron ridges. Western tower, nave with clerestory, south porch, chancel, aisles and vestry. The 3 stage greenstone buttressed tower has embattled and pinnacled top with gargoyles. To the belfry stage are cusped paired lights with panel tracery, hood moulds and label stops, to each face. On the south side are 2 black letter inscriptions and a pair of trefoil headed lights to middle stage. The west doorway is continuously moulded with hood. Above is a 2 light window with panel tracery and concave surround. The north aisle is separately roofed and has a 3 light window to west and 4 paired windows to north. Charming facetted vestry with pointed lights. The chancel has a fishscale tiled roof. The east window is of 3 lights with Geometric tracery. The chancel south wall has a pair of 2 light windows. The south aisle has 4 lancets in the south and a single one to the east and west. The clerestory has 4 cusped triangular lights. The gabled south porch has a moulded outer arch with angle shafts and trefoil side lights. The single chamfered inner doorway has moulded hood and stops. Interior. The 4 bay arcades have octagonal piers, capitals and double chamfered arches incorporating much reused material. The double chamfered tower arch incorporates C15 moulded imposts and voussoirs. The C19 double chamfered chancel arch has keeled responds. The banded brick and ashlar interior has encaustic tiled texts and panels. The chancel roof is supported on moulded corbels, and there is a moulded doorway to the vestry. Handsome marble and mosaic reredos of 1890 with good stained glass window above of 1892. All fittings including decorative cast iron chandelier and panelled and stencilled organ are C19. The C15 octagonal font has blank traceried panels, octagonal stem and base, and comes from Little Carlton church. There is also a C19 font, belonging to this church. In the chancel north wall are 2 wall monuments to Frederic Pretyman, d.1905, and his wife Georgina, both in the Gothic Taste.

Listing NGR: TF4081285597


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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: 17 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/11104/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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