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Lincoln (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 97659 71824



SK9771NE EXCHEQUERGATE 1941-1/9/115 (North side) 08/10/53 Church of St Mary Magdalene


Church. Late C13, rebuilt 1695 and remodelled 1882 by G F Bodley. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Decorated style. PLAN: north-west tower, nave and chancel under continuous roof, north aisle, vestry. EXTERIOR: square tower, 3 stages, has a renewed crenellated parapet with remains of gargoyles. To west, a doorway with hoodmould and single shafts. Above it, a 3-light window with hoodmould. Above again, a 2-light flat headed opening with ogee headed lights. Nave and chancel, 7 bays, has chamfered plinth, coped parapet and gables with crosses. West end has a C17 elliptical arched doorway with cornice and panelled double doors. Above, a 2-light window with shields in the blocked lower lights, and on either side, a niche, all with linked hoodmoulds. South side has, to left, 2 blocked flat headed windows c1695, and to right, five C19 2-light windows with flowing tracery and hoodmoulds. East end has a stepped sill band and a 5-light ogee headed window. Vestry has four C13 style single lancets. INTERIOR: nave has a 5 bay arcade with fillet moulded quatrefoil piers, double chamfered arches and hoodmoulds. Moulded sill band with fleurons. Pointed barrel vaulted wooden roof with stencilled decoration. North aisle has a panelled dado, sill band, 2 stained glass windows and stencilled panelled ceiling. Panelled organ case by Bodley at east end. Chancel has a Perpendicular style oak screen by Bodley, stencilled panelled dado with frieze, sill band to south and east. North side has organ pipes on a carved wooden corbel. East end has a carved wooden gradine and a stained glass window, C19, with moulded surround. South side has 2 stained glass windows, 1911. Roof similar to nave, with more elaborate decoration. FITTINGS include C19 traceried panelled octagonal oak pulpit and font with mask corbels, brass lectern, and chairs. C20 panelled stalls and bookstands. MEMORIALS include four C19 marble and slate tablets and four C20 brasses. Round headed marble and slate war memorial tablet, 1921. (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 498).

Listing NGR: SK9765971824

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 498
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from


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: 21 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/12789/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Godson. Source Historic England Archive
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