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Description: Church of the Holy Ascension
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165932
OS Grid Reference: TA0714710748
OS Grid Coordinates: 507147, 410748
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5824, -0.3830
MELTON ROSS A 18
TA 01 SE
6/29 Church of the Holy
Parish church. 1867 by Ewan Christian, incorporating masonry from earlier
medieval and C18 churches. Chancel decorated in 1890 by Messrs W 0 Powell
of London and Lincoln; nave decorated in 1895. Limestone and ironstone
ashlar. Westmorland slate roof. Gothic Revival style. 3-bay nave with
south porch and west bell-cote, single-bay apsidal chancel with vestry
adjoining north side. Nave: plinth, buttresses; 2-light and 3-light
segmental pointed traceried windows; west side has single traceried lancets
either side of a central buttress supporting a projecting bell-cote with
twin shouldered-arch opening and pierced roundel above, coped gable and
ashlar cross finial. Chancel: stepped plinth, sill stringcourse; single and
twin trefoiled lancets with hood-moulds. Porch: angle buttresses, pointed
shafted outer arch of 2 orders. Interior. Pointed moulded chancel arch on
shafted responds with foliate capitals. Collared scissor-beam nave roof,
ribbed vaulted chancel roof. Chancel arch, roofs and frieze at top of nave
wall all have rich polychrome painted decoration. Late C18 and early C19
marble wall tablets to Holgate family at west end of nave. Ornate C19 font.
N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, p 315;
Stamford Mercury, 9 January 1891, p3.
Listing NGR: TA0714710748
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