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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 4 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 164414
OS Grid Reference: TA2615103910
OS Grid Coordinates: 526151, 403910
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5167, -0.0989
TA 20 SE WALTHAM HIGH STREET
7/47 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Late C13 - early C14 tower, south aisle, arcades and
chancel. Restorations of 1867 and 1874 by James Fowler of Louth included
re-roofing, re-seating, new tower ceiling, rebuilding chancel and south
aisle, new vestry. North aisle rebuilt 1876. Tower restored and top stage
rebuilt by E W Farebrother of Grimsby. Organ chamber of 1911. Ironstone
rubble and ashlar, with limestone ashlar patching, dressings, organ chamber
and tower parapet. Slate roof. West tower, 3-bay nave with 3-bay north
aisle, 4-bay south aisle, 3-bay chancel with organ chamber and vestry
adjoining north side. C20 church hall of no special interest adjoins
central section of south aisle. 3-stage tower in Early English style:
plinth, clasping buttresses, cillband; shafted west lancet with twin lancets
above; shafted two-light plate-traceried belfry openings with pierced
quatrefoil above and dogtooth moulded surround; gargoyles, coped embattled
parapet. Plinth, buttresses to C19 organ chamber and north aisle. Latter
has C19 2-light square headed traceried north windows, pointed 3-light
traceried west window. Organ chamber: two pointed 2-light traceried
windows, C19 to right, restored C13 to left, probably re-set from chancel.
South aisle: buttresses, pointed triple-chamfered door with plain hoodmould;
C19 square-headed 3-light traceried windows, central one with original C14
head and section of hoodmould; C19 pointed 3-light traceried east and west
windows. Chancel: chamfered plinth, angle buttresses and C19 buttresses
between bays; south side has pointed chamfered door, late C14-C15 square-
headed 2-light traceried window, early C14 pointed 2-light traceried window.
Large C19 3-light traceried east window. Interior. 3-bay arcades of
pointed double-chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with diagonal shafts
between the foils, moulded capitals and bases on diagonally-set plinths, the
north piers slightly more ornate. Wide pointed double-chamfered tower arch
on shafted responds with plain moulded capitals and bases. Blocked square-
headed door and outline of former nave gable above. Trefoiled ogee-headed
piscina to north aisle. Square-headed rood loft doorway to south aisle.
Pointed double-chamfered chancel arch with broach-stopped outer chamfer and
plain moulded capitals on chamfered jambs. Chancel: cillband to east end;
triple sedilia with detached shafts, moulded capitals and pointed moulded
arches beneath crocketed and finialed gables; double piscina formerly with
trefoiled arches (central sections now missing) beneath square hoodmould
with carved foliate ornament; pointed chamfered north door, C19 double-
chamfered arch to organ chamber. C19 roofs throughout: quadripartite timber
vaulting to tower with moulded ribs and carved boss. Brass to Joanna
Waltham (died 1420) and her son and daughter: small half-figures with
inscription below, re-set on chancel south window-cill; C14 brass
inscription to John and Mary Waltham re-set on chancel north window-cill.
Fine C14-C15 Perpendicular font has ornate octagonal bowl with carved
flowers and angels holding shields, on later shaft with trefoiled panels and
moulded base. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England:
Lincolnshire, 1978, p 415.
Listing NGR: TA2615103910
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