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Church of St Peter Ad Vincula, Bottesford

Description: Church of St Peter Ad Vincula

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165701

OS Grid Reference: SE8994507021
OS Grid Coordinates: 489945, 407021
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5521, -0.6438

Location: Old School Lane, Bottesford, North Lincolnshire DN16 3RA

Locality: Bottesford
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN16 3RA

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Listing Text

(east side)

2/1 Church of St Peter Ad

Church. Largely C13 with C15-C16 tower parapet and buttresses.
Restorations to tower 1630, and to remainder C19, including chancel and
south transept 1857-64, with chancel roof by S S Teulon. Nave roof raised
1956. Ironstone and limestone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings. Lead
roof to nave aisles, otherwise slate. Cruciform plan: west tower, 3-bay
aisled nave with north and south porches, transepts and 3-bay chancel.
2-stage tower has angle buttresses, needle lancers to first stage, narrow
stairway lighting slits on south side, stringcourse, pointed 2-light belfry
openings with quatrefoil over, corbel table, gargoyles and coped embattled
parapet with crocketed finials. Plinth and cill band to nave, transepts,
chancel; quoins to chancel and transepts. Nave south aisle has pointed
3-light windows with C19 intersecting tracery, North aisle has square-
headed 3-light windows with largely C19 Perpendicular tracery, dripmoulds
and headstops. Nave clerestory has alternate circular windows and lancets
with dripmoulds and carved stops. South porch has pointed double-chamfered
outer arch with inner order on moulded corbels. Pointed inner arch of
3 chamfered orders with nook shafts. North porch has ashlar front and re-
set early C12 round-headed chamfered arch with nailhead dripmould. Pointed
double-chamfered inner arch with moulded imposts. South transept: south
wall, rebuilt in C19, has 2 needle-lancets with circular window above;
single lancets to sides. North transept: north wall has 3 stepped needle-
lancets with circular window above; 3 lancets to east side, 1 to west.
Chancel has needle-lancets with dripmoulds. East wall, rebuilt 1857, has
stepped east lancets with string-course, 2 round-headed windows and circular
window above. Chancel and transept north and south walls have nailhead
dripmoulds and carved stops, mostly whorls. Interior: nave arcades of
pointed double-chamfered arches on quatrefoil piers with engaged shafts,
moulded capitals and mostly water-holding bases, some probably re-cut. The
south piers have high circular plinths, round abaci and C19 shaft rings, the
north piers octagonal plinths. Tall double-chamfered tower arch, the inner
order supported on corbels, with dripmould and headstops. Double-chamfered
chancel arch on shafted responds, on west side of crossing, with a Cl9 low
pointed arch above. Double-chamfered transept arches, those to north on
shafted responds, to south with inner order on moulded corbels: arches from
chancel have pointed chamfered openings above. North transept, known as
Morley Chapel, has a trefoil-headed piscina with projecting bowl on a a
filleted shaft and moulded octagonal base. Chancel has moulded cill band
and nook shafts to all lancets, those on south side keeled, those at east
end filleted. Linked dripmoulds to side windows, nailhead dripmoulds to
east windows and upper transept arches; whorl-stops throughout. All lancets
and circular windows are deeply-splayed. Wooden chancel roof supportcd on
wall shafts. South wall of chancel has sedilia with pointed moulded arches
on shafts and responds with moulded capitals and bases, and double piscina
with pointed moulded arches on filleted responds. East end has aumbry with
double pointed arches and square dividing shaft rebated for doors. North
wall has aumbry with double pointed arches and plank doors under nailhead
dripmoulds. Fittings include moulded octagonal pulpit base with stone steps
in north aisle. C19 font on earlier circular base. Single table tombs in
each transept, that in north with mensa slab on top and C17(?) tablet
recording burial of Morleys arid Holmes of Holme Hall, that in south with
gravestone recording burials of Healey family in 1677 and 1717. N Pevsner
and J harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, pp 194-5.

Listing NGR: SE8994507022

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Source: English Heritage

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