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Church of All Saints, Elsham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165922

OS Grid Reference: TA0365112550
OS Grid Coordinates: 503651, 412550
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5993, -0.4352

Location: Church Street, Elsham, North Lincolnshire DN20 0RG

Locality: Elsham
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN20 0RG

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Listing Text

TA 01 SW
(north side)
Church of All Saints
Parish church. Cll - C12 origins to tower, nave and chancel, with C13 - C14
north transept and alterations to tower, including west door. Restorations
of 1873/4 by W Scott Champion included extensive rebuilding of nave, chancel
and transept. Limestone and ironstone rubble and ashlar with limestone
ashlar dressings. Slate roof. West tower with west entrance, 3-bay nave
with single-bay north transept (now vestry) and 2-bay chancel. 2-stage
tower: large diagonal off-set buttresses, chamfered plinth. Very fine door
has pointed arch of 4 orders with fillet mouldings on 5 orders of filleted
shafts with naturalistic foliate capitals, hood-mould and headstops; string
course above. Buttresses flanking door each have recessed C13 carved relief
panels, that to right with angel and 5 naked figures, that to left also with
figures but much weathered. North and south lancets to first-stage. String
course cut by pointed 2-light west window with C19 geometrical tracery,
original hood-mould and headstops. 1896 clockface above. Square-headed 2-
light belfry openings containing C19 pierced ashlar tablets. Moulded
string-course, coped parapet. Low pyramidal spire with wrought-iron finial.
Nave: south side has restored lancet and C19 pointed 2-light windows with
curvilinear tracery, hood-moulds and mainly original headstops. Pointed 2-
light north window with C19 geometrical tracery, original hood-mould and
headstops. Transept: C19 pointed chamfered north door with square-headed
traceried single-light window and pedimented coped gable above; C14 square-
headed 2-light trefoiled east and west windows; re-used Romanesque moulded
stone in north wall. Chancel: round-arched chamfered north door with plain
hood-mould and carved stops; restored pointed 2-light windows with C19
tracery, hood-moulds and headstops, some of the latter original. String
course and coped parapet throughout. Interior. Small round-headed tower
arch with roll moulding and restored imposts; small blocked basket-arched
opening above with chamfered jambs. Former opening to transept has double-
chamfered segmental arch, chamfered jambs and plain imposts. Pointed
piscina to south side of chancel. C19 fittings. Former medieval font in
tower with plain octagonal bowl and cylindrical shaft.
N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England : Lincolnshire, 1978,
p 232-3; drawing by C Nattes, 1796, Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library.

Listing NGR: TA0365112550

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Source: English Heritage

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