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Description: Church of St Wilfred
Date Listed: 2 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 192312
OS Grid Reference: TF0701761288
OS Grid Coordinates: 507017, 361288
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1380, -0.4017
There is also a scheduled monument, Village cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TF 06 SE METHERINGHAM CHURCH LANE
CHURCH OF ST WILFRID
Parish church. C12, Cl.5, 1601 and C19. After fire in 1599 nave was restored by John
Tirrel. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Plain tile and lead roofs. Ashlar
coped gables with kneelers. Tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch and
chancel. C12 west tower with marks of previous buildings to west now masked by large
C17 buttress. Small stair lights, 2-light C12 bell openings, gargoyles, battlements
and pinnacles. C15 castellated nave with 3, 2-light chamfered mullion windows in
clerestory. North aisle added circa 1870, has 4, 2-light pointed windows, and small
doorway. East window, C19 3-light with flowing tracery. South chancel has small C15,
2-light window with dripmould, and fine C15, 3-light window, originally at east end.
South nave has 3, C19 pointed windows gable porch with stone coping, and fine door
date 1602. Interior has 3-bay nave arcades, with Tuscan Doric columns of 1601
supporting medieval arches. C19 Rood screen, and ogee-headed piscina. Monument to
Sir Thomas and Lucy Skipwith.
Listing NGR: TF0701761288
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Source: English Heritage
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