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Church of St Bartholomew, Appleby

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 165962

OS Grid Reference: SE9531215066
OS Grid Coordinates: 495312, 415066
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6235, -0.5604

Location: 6 Church Lane, Appleby DN15 0AP

Locality: Appleby
County: North Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN15 0AP

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Listing Text

(north side)

15/3 Church of St Bartholomew



Parish church. C13 nave arcade, C14-C15 tower, chancel arch. Repaired
1752-53. Restorations of 1821-23 by Joseph Fowler of Winterton included
rebuilding nave clerestory, aisles, chancel, part of tower and rendering
exterior; rendering removed 1868-70. Restorations of 1882 by J S Crowther
of Alderley Edge, Cheshire, included rebuilding belfry, adding tower
buttresses and staircase, new buttresses, parapets and roofs to nave and
aisles (and probably to chancel), restoring windows, re-flooring, re-
seating. Coursed limestone rubble with strap pointing to lower 3 stages of
tower, squared limestone to nave, aisles and chancel; small section of
herringbone masonry to west side of north aisle; limestone ashlar top stage
to tower; ashlar dressings throughout. Slate roof. West tower with west
entrance, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with vestry
adjoining north side. Moulded plinth throughout. 4-stage tower: moulded
string courses, full-height angle-buttresses with offsets; staircase
lighting slits to north-west. Pointed double-chamfered door with hood-mould
and carved angel stops; blind traceried panelled 2-fold door; C19 pointed 2-
light traceried window cutting string course with hood-mould and carved
angel stops. Narrow west lancet to second stage. Belfry has tall pointed
2-light openings with Perpendicular tracery and hood-mould returned as
string course. Corbel table with carved masks, figures, and pairs of angle
gargoyles; coped embattled parapet with crocketed angle pinnacles. Nave:
square-headed 3-light trefoiled clerestory windows. Aisles: buttresses,
pointed 3-light windows with curvilinear tracery. Nave and aisles have
ornate corbel tables with carved masks, figures etc and coped embattled
parapets with crocketed angle pinnacles. Chancel: angle and mid-buttresses,
pointed 2-light north and south windows, and pointed 3-light east window
with curvilinear tracery; coped embattled parapet. Pointed double-chamfered
door and square-headed 3-light trefoiled window to vestry. All windows with
hood-moulds and finely-carved headstops. Porch: deep moulded plinth, angle
buttresses, pointed shafted outer arch and pointed moulded inner arch with
hood-moulds and headstops; blind traceried door. Interior. Nave arcades
have pointed double-chamfered arches on filleted quatrefoil west piers with
waterholding bases and octagonal east piers with moulded bases, both with
nailhead moulding to the capitals, and corbelled responds with carved whorls
to the east, heads to the west; piers and arches are re-cut. Tall pointed
tower arch of 3 orders with wave moulding, plain and hollow chamfers on
restored double-chamfered responds with moulded capitals. Fine pointed
hollow-chamfered chancel arch of 2 orders on chamfered responds with single
carved flowers to the moulded capitals. Shafted east window with foliate
capitals, hood-mould and headstops. Fine 3-bay single hammer-beam oak roof
(probably by Fowler, repaired by Crowther) has moulded wall-plate and
traceried panel above, carved winged angels to main and intermediate trusses
and carved ashlar corbels to main trusses with angels playing instruments.
Aisle roofs have moulded purlins and trusses supported on carved corbels.
C14 ashlar altar-tomb or Easter sepulchre to north side of chancel has
finely-carved panels with blind reticulated and curvilinear tracery and
black marble top with indent for missing brass. Romanesque drum font with
blind arcading of intersecting round arches on round piers; C19 base. Very
fine C18 carved oak altar rails, probably Flemish, probably inserted by
Fowler: central gate flanked by 2 panels each side with luxuriant foliage,
chalice, ewer etc. Octagonal carved oak pulpit by J Fowler incorporates a
series of exceptional relief panels, probably C16 Flemish, including scenes
from the life of Joseph; elaborate tester, probably also by Fowler, with
open tracery, crocketed pinnacles etc. In south aisle, a square traceried
window panel with central rose, reputedly from nearby Thornholme Priory.
Stained glass east window with central crucifixion scene by J B Capronnier
of Brussells, 1862. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England:
Lincolnshire, 1978, 170-1; J T Fowler, The Correspondence of William Fowler,
1907, 401-7, 451.

Listing NGR: SE9531215066

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Source: English Heritage

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