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Church of St Mary, Sutterton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192119

OS Grid Reference: TF2849235558
OS Grid Coordinates: 528492, 335558
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9021, -0.0911

Location: Station Road, Sutterton, Lincolnshire PE20 2JH

Locality: Sutterton
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE20 2JH

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Listing Text

(east side)

8/66 Church of St. Mary
G.V. I

Parish church. Late C12, C13, late C13, C14, C15, 1602, 1787
spire rebuilt, and tower, spire, aisles and south transept
remodelled by Edward Browning 1861-3. Squared limestone rubble,
ashlar, slate and lead roofs. Crossing tower, nave with
clerestory, aisles, transepts, chancel. 5 light west window with
segmental head and outlandish reticulated tracery. In the gable
parapet above the date 1602 and initials BW and WF. The west end
of the aisles have 3 light late C13 intersecting traceried
windows. North aisle with plain parapet has 4 three light C14
reticulated windows with rectangular surrounds. Late C12 doorway
with shafted reveals, roll moulding, chevrons and interlaced
hood. 5 two light C14 clerestory windows. North transept has
large 6 light C15 panel traceried north window. 2 paired C13
clerestory lights, chamfered with engaged shafts. Late C13 plate
traceried 2 light window to eastern chapel. Ashlar crossing
tower with clasping buttresses, embattled parapet, set back
spire, richly crocketed with 3 tiers of alternating lucarnes. In
the belfry stage are large 2 light Cl9 reticulated openings. On
the transept east side a matching clerestory and to the chapel a
lancet and a triple plate traceried C13 window. Chancel north
wall has 2 pairs of reset C13 lancets with engaged shafts. C19
stepped lancets to east wall. The south chancel wall matches the
north with a single chamfered door. South transept and chapel
rebuilt C19 with 4 lancets and sexfoil window. In the south
aisle wall are recut C14 2 and 3 light windows with reticulated
tracery. Cl9 south porch with Romanesque style outer arch,
clustered shafts and moulded head. Clerestory matches north and
has dated rainwater heads of 1789. Inner south doorway is late
C12 with triple shafted reveals, foliate capitals, 2 orders of
delicate roll moulding, an order of ring chain and a chevron
moulded hood. Interior. Late C12 5 bay nave arcades with
circular piers, square abaci with nicked out corners, carved
capitals with unusual mixture of stiff leaf, interlace and
animals, double chamfered arches, hood moulds, one with chevron
moulding. c.1200 western crossing arch with paired shafted
reveals, scalloped capitals and 2 pointed orders of chevron
moulding. At the east end of the south aisle a C14 cusped niche.
Transept arches at east ends of aisles are double chamfered on
circular corbels. The other 3 crossing arches match the western
one, but are plain double chamfers. One trefoil headed niche and
ogee canopy on south side. North transept has shafted reveals to
clerestory rear arches. Wide double chamfered arch to former
transept chapel, now vestry, on east side. South transept has
matching double chamfered arch. Chancel largely rebuilt in Cl9,
reusing C13 windows, has double piscina and tomb recess and on
the north side a double chamfered arch with one shafted reveal.
Fittings. Chancel walls freely tiled in C19, elaborate mosaic and
tiled reredos. C19 octagonal ashlar font, carved side panels,
clustered marble shafts to base. Monuments in south transept. 3
C14 effigies to a lady, a civilian and a priest with chalice.
All recumbent, carved in low relief, with black letter
inscriptions. In south aisle a limestone wall slab, eared and
shouldered egg and dart surround to inscription panel to Beaumont
Leeson d.1750.

Listing NGR: TF2849535558

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Source: English Heritage

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