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Description: Parish Church of St Denys
Date Listed: 16 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 191812
OS Grid Reference: TF0688345893
OS Grid Coordinates: 506883, 345893
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9997, -0.4088
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TF 0645 SLEAFORD MARKET PLACE
697/1/1 Parish Church of St Denys
Tower circa 1180, spire circa 1220, forms one of the earliest examples of stone
broach,but rebuilt when struck by lightning, 1884. C14 Decorated nave and
aisles extending.Westwards and large North Transept added. Clerestory added
circa 1430 and chancel remodelled. Outer North aisle added 1853 by Kirk and
Parry and old windows re-used. Particularly good mid Cl4 tracery and ornament.
Series of carved corbels and heads in nave included Turkish man and woman.
Mediaeval Rood screen, retaining the original platform and pulpitum, with balustrade
and Rood restored by Sir Ninian Comper, 19l8 .Communion rail, said to be by
Wren, from Lincoln Cathedral. Decorated font, much repaired. North aisle has
piece of C17 Sheldon tapestry. Cl7 dole cupboard. Desk with 15 chained books.
Peal of 8 bells, Cast 1796. Carre monuments. A Cl5 window, removed from West
front in l884 restoration, has been reconstructed and stands at East end of
Parish Church of St Denys, Vicarage, Lock-up, War Memorail and Nos 7 -12(consec)
all form a group.
Listing NGR: TF0687645892
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Source: English Heritage
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