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Lincoln (District Authority)
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SK 97232 69817



SK96NE HIGH STREET 1941-1/5/181 (East side) 08/10/53 Church of St Botolph


Church. C18 and C19. West tower 1721 by Henry Grix. Nave and north aisle 1861, by Henry Goddard. Chancel rebuilt 1878, and south aisle and south chapel added 1884 by William Watkins. Dressed stone and ashlar with slate roofs. Coped gables and chamfered plinths throughout. Pointed arched windows with hoodmoulds. PLAN: west tower, nave with aisles, chancel, vestry, south chapel. EXTERIOR: west tower, 3 stages, unbuttressed, has string courses and crenellated parapet with 4 pinnacles. Pyramidal roof with finial. To west, a round headed doorway with keystone, and above it, a blocked window. Above again, a round window with a keystone, and a clock. North and south sides have a small quatrefoil. Bell stage has a round headed louvred opening on each side. Nave west end has single lancets flanking the tower, and beyond, single buttresses. Aisles, 4 bays, have buttresses. West ends have Decorated style 2-light pointed arched windows. North and south sides have four flat headed 4-light Perpendicular style windows. Chancel east end has a Decorated style 3-light pointed arched window, and the south side has an Early English 2-light pointed arched window. Vestry, 2 bays, has buttresses and a flat headed door and mullioned casement. To east, an octagonal stack and a 2-light pointed arched window. South chapel has to east a 2-light pointed arched window with Geometrical tracery, and to south a similar window, truncated. West gable has a single round window and above it, a gabled single bellcote. Porch below tower has a double chamfered round headed doorway. INTERIOR: nave has 4-bay arcades with rendered rectangular piers without capitals, and moulded arches. Arch braced principal rafter roof. North-west window has late C19 stained glass. Aisles have four-centred arches at the east end, that to north with screen and organ pipes. South aisle west window has stained glass, 1891. Both have lean-to roofs. Chancel has moulded double chamfered arch with hoodmould, round responds and wooden rood. Billeted sill band and scissor

braced roof. North side has organ opening and doorway. Panelled east end has traceried reredos and stained glass window. South side has C19 piscina with shafts, seat recess with dogtooth hoodmould, and four-centred arch to chapel with traceried stone screen. C19 stained glass window. South chapel has C19 stained glass window. South side has a reset conical corbel and shaft, and a credence with round shafts. Iron screen to western arch. Principal rafter roof. FITTINGS: include octagonal stone pulpit, 1903, by William Watkins, similar font, brass lectern and plain benches, all C19. Chancel and south chapel windows by Canon HF Sutton. MEMORIALS: include small tablets and brass, C19 and C20. This church was rebuilt in 1721 on the site of a medieval church destroyed in the 1640s. (Buildings of England : Lincolnshire: Pevsner N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 496-497).

Listing NGR: SK9723269817


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Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 496-497


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: 10 Oct 2004
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