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Church of Saint Margaret, Laceby

Description: Church of Saint Margaret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164409

OS Grid Reference: TA2143706530
OS Grid Coordinates: 521437, 406530
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5414, -0.1689

Location: 30 High Street, Laceby, North East Lincolnshire DN37 7BU

Locality: Laceby
County: North East Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN37 7BU

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Listing Text

(east side)

Church of Saint Margaret
- 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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Source: English Heritage

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