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Church of Saint Nicholas, Ulceby

Description: Church of Saint Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165894

OS Grid Reference: TA1034014606
OS Grid Coordinates: 510340, 414606
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6164, -0.3334

Location: Church Lane, Ulceby, North Lincolnshire DN39 6TE

Locality: Ulceby
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN39 6TE

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Listing Text

(west side)

13/93 Church of Saint Nicholas


Parish church. C13 - C14 tower with C15 parapet and spire, C13 chancel with
C14 - C15 windows, C14 nave arcades and aisles. Restorations of 1852 by
Keyworth of Hull, north porch rebuilt 1856, south porch rebuilt 1876,
restorations of 1878-9 to south aisle and tower openings, chancel restored
1887, top section of spire rebuilt 1928-9 and repaired 1982. Weathered
ironstone ashlar tower with limestone ashlar parapet and spire; squared
ironstone and chalk, chalk rubble and brick with limestone ashlar dressings
to nave, chancel and aisles; squared ironstone to south porch, squared
limestone to north porch, both with ashlar dressings. Lead roof to south
aisle; slate roofs to remainder. West tower, 3-bay nave, 3-bay south aisle
with south porch, 4-bay north aisle to nave and chancel with north porch, 3-
bay chancel. 2-stage tower: moulded plinth, full-height angle buttresses
with set-offs. Tall first stage: pointed 3-light west window with hoodmould
and C19 restored Perpendicular tracery, small niche above; slit windows to
north and south, weathered string course. Top stage: pointed 2-light
belfry openings with C19 Perpendicular tracery. Carved corbel table,
prominent gargoyles at angles, embattled parapet and ribbed octagonal spire
with finial and weathervane. Aisles: chamfered plinths, quoins and
cillbands. North aisle: square-headed 3-light windows with hoodmoulds and
partly-restored tracery; pointed 3-light east and west windows with
reticulated tracery and hoodmoulds. South aisle: buttresses between bays
and at angles; pointed 3-light windows to south and east with restored
reticulated tracery, hoodmoulds and headstops; pointed 4-light east window
with fine curvilinear tracery, hoodmould and headstops. Nave: 3 square-
headed 2-light trefoiled clerestory windows with hoodmoulds; coped gable
with stump of finial; brick and rubble infill in east gable shows line of
former chancel roof. Chancel: chamfered plinth, angle buttresses; south
side has pointed 3-light window with Perpendicular tracery, pointed 3-light
window with reticulated tracery, small square-headed 2-light trefoiled
window; similar 2-light north window; pointed 3-light east window with
Perpendicular tracery. South porch: buttresses, ogee-headed outer arch;
pointed moulded inner arch with hoodmould and restored headstops. North
porch: chamfered plinth, buttresses, pointed double-chamfered outer arch,
stone benches inside, pointed moulded inner arch, door with ornate C18 - C19
wrought-iron hinges. Interior. Nave arcades of pointed double-chamfered
arches on octagonal piers and responds with plain moulded capitals,
chamfered bases and square plinths. Pointed double-chamfered tower arch
with chamfered jambs; pointed door and line of former nave roof above.
Trefoiled piscina to south aisle. Pointed double-chamfered chancel arch on
keeled responds, perhaps re-set, with plain moulded capitals. Very wide
chamfered segmental arch to north chancel arcade, probably C17 - C18.
Chancel has trefoiled piscina to south; pointed aumbry and pointed recess to
north . C19 restored roof to north aisle, others C19. Section of former
C15 chancel rood screen re-set at east end of north aisle: single panels
flanking central door, pointed arches with panels below, ornate
Perpendicular tracery and fretwork frieze; C19 panels above. 1852 pews
incorporate C14 - C15 carved bench ends. C13 bowl font on cylindrical shaft
and stepped plinth. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England:
Lincolnshire, 1978, 409; Drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection,
Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA1034114607

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Source: English Heritage

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