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Church of St Andrew, Butterwick

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 191927

OS Grid Reference: TF3876544924
OS Grid Coordinates: 538765, 344924
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9837, 0.0656

Location: 8 Church Road, Butterwick, Lincolnshire PE22 0JA

Locality: Butterwick
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE22 0JA

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Listing Text

(north side)

12/13 Church of
St. Andrew

Parish church. C13, C14, C15, tower 1714, restoration 1770 and
1879. Red brick with ashlar dressings, coursed limestone rubble
and ashlar. Slate and lead roofs. Western tower, clerestoried
nave, aisles, chancel, south porch. Brick tower of 2stages, with
quoins, plinth, chamfered offset, plain ashlar parapet with angle
obelisks. To belfry stage are single louvred openings, segmental
brick heads with keystones. To the west the lower part of a
blocked door, now with C19 west window of 3 lights. Squared
rubble north aisle rebuilt C19, the end walls are of brick and
contain single C13 3 light intersecting traceried windows.
Single chamfered C13 door with pointed head and 3 two light
rectangular windows with cusped heads. C15 brick clerestory with
4 two light windows with triangular cusped heads. 2 rainwater
hoppers dated 1770. C15 circular stair turret to north-east
angle of nave with C19 pointed roof. Coursed limestone rubble
C14 chancel with blocked single chamfered priest's door, 2 three
light windows, rectangular surrounds and trefoil heads. 3 light
C19 east window. On the east gable of the nave is a C14 ogee
gable for missing crucifix. On the south side of the chancel 2
three light windows with moulded surrounds and cambered heads.
The south aisle has, at both ends, a single 3 light late C13
window with intersecting tracery. 3 C14 rectangular surrounds
and hoods now contain 2 light C19 reticulated windows.
Clerestory matches that to the north, and to the parapet 2 reused
C14 chimneys, with fleurons. Lead rainwater hopper dated 1715,
initialled PPG. Gabled C19 south porch, continuously moulded
outer door, and inside a C13 pointed and chamfered doorway.
Interior has 4 bay nave arcades having demi shaft west responds,
one with foliage, otherwise octagonal piers and capitals, double
chamfered C13 arches. C19 double tower arch. Reset C14 chancel
arch with hollow chamfered responds and arch, engaged octagonal
capitals. North of the chancel arch a C15 triangular headed
panelled door to turret stair. In the chancel a reset C12
piscina with scalloped base, and a C19 aumbry with brattished
top. Fittings. C15 chancel screen having panel traceried bays
with cusped and crocketed ogee arches, with Alpha and Omega over
the centre. Also a fine C15 panelled pulpit on C19 base.
Moulded cornice and shields to the ribs. Font has C13 clustered
columned base and C19 battered octagonal bowl with contemporary
lid. Source: Thompson. History of Boston.

Listing NGR: TF3876644927

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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