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Church of St Andrew, Kirton in Lindsey

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165729

OS Grid Reference: SK9341598559
OS Grid Coordinates: 493415, 398559
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4755, -0.5940

Location: St Andrew's Street, Kirton In Lindsey, North Lincolnshire DN21 4PJ

Locality: Kirton in Lindsey
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN21 4PJ

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Listing Text

(south side)

- Church of St Andrew

Church. C11-Cl2 with C13 tower, C15 additions and alterations. Restored
1860-62: nave by J H Hakewill of London and chancel by E Christian of
Lincoln. Limestone rubble and squared limestone with limestone ashlar
dressings and tower parapet; plate roof. West tower, 5-bay nave with 4-bay
aisles, north and south porches, 3-bay chancel with vestry adjoining north
side. Plinth. Massive 3-stage C13 tower with setback and central pilaster
buttresses. Stair lighting slits in south-west angle. Pointed west door
flanked by buttresses, with 3 shafted orders, stiff-leaf capitals, arch with
dog-tooth and roll mouldings. Lancet above with dripmould and carved head
stops; Lancet on north with C19 head. Moulded string-course to second
stage, with narrow splayed lights to south and west faces. Moulded string-
course to third stage. Paired shafted belfry openings with shaft rings and
hood-moulds. C15 battlemented parapet with south-west corner turret and
crocketed finials. Nave south aisle: buttresses, pointed 3-light windows
with Perpendicular tracery, plain dripmoulds and head stops, similar west
window and 5-light east window. North aisle: angle buttresses, 1 square-
headed 2-light traceried window with hood-mould, ti(o 3-light windows similar
to south aisle, a similar east window, and a small square-headed 2-light
west window. C15 nave clerestory: 5 triangular-headed 2-light windows with
prominent hood-moulds and head stops. South porch, rebuilt as baptistry
C19, has paired south lancets beneath dripmould, and pointed chamfered door
in west wall. C13 inner door, of 2 orders, has plain outer shaft, filleted
inner shaft with stiff-leaf capitals, and pointed arch with dog-tooth
mouldings. North porch has C19 pointed outer arch flanked by buttresses and
plain moulded pointed inner door. Chancel: north side has 2 lancets and
projecting C19 vestry with tall gable-end stack; south side has 3 lancets,
1 needle-lancet, and a re-set priest's door with chevron-moulded round arch
and a tympanum with close-beaded interlace and foliate decoration. C19
stepped east lancets with small quatrefoil above. Interior: north arcade of
double-chamfered arches with carved head stops has 2 cylindrical piers with
waterholding bases and carved capitals with animal, head and foliate
decoration. 2 similar responds with probably re-cut bases and 1 octagonal
pier with plain moulded base and capital. All piers have octagonal abaci
and tall square plinths. South arcade of double-chamfered arches with
dripmoulds and head stops on octagonal shafts and responds with plain
moulded bases and capitals and tall square plinths. South aisle has piscina
and projecting statue bases. North aisle has aumbry and piscina with
decorated projecting bowl. Massive tower arch re-opened 1861: twin openings
with original central cylindrical pier and responds with water-holding bases
and moulded capitals supporting tall C19 double chamfered arches under
single pointed arch with a trefoiled circle in the spandrel. C19 pointed
shafted chancel arch. Chancel has deeply-splayed lancets and fine series of
Romanesque carved head corbels supporting the C19 roof. Monuments:
mutilated C13 crusader effigy in south aisle. Octagonal font bowl on C20
base. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978

p 289.

Listing NGR: SK9341498562

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Source: English Heritage

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