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Church of St Chad, Welbourn

Description: Church of St Chad

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192500

OS Grid Reference: SK9686854510
OS Grid Coordinates: 496868, 354510
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0790, -0.5554

Location: The Nookin, Welbourn, Lincolnshire LN5 0ND

Locality: Welbourn
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN5 0ND

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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle Hill Ringwork, 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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Listing Text

SK 95 SE (north side)

4/62 Church of St Chad



Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15. 1854 restored 1884. Coursed limestone
rubble and ashlar. Slate roofs with coped gables and finials. Heavily
moulded plinth. Angled gable buttresses, except on the tower. All openings
have hood moulds with label stops. West tower with spire, nave and aisles,
chancel and south porch. Tower, 4 stages C12, coursed rubble with low later
buttresses with set-offs, and topped with C14 coped battlements and octagonal
crocketed spire with 3 sets of alternating lucarnes, and 4 thin flying but-
tresses and pinnacles. West front has a C14 moulded and pointed double cham-
fered arched doorway, with above a 3-light pointed arched window with moulded
cusped reveal. Above again a tiny lancet, then a plain band and then a 2-
light bell opening in a round arched opening with an octagonal pier
and responds. The north face is blank with a similar bell opening. The south
face has a tiny lancet and a similar bell opening, with a stair turret to the
east topped with a short octagonal spire with a moulded finial. The north
aisle has a single 3-light west window, three 3-light north windows a single 4-
light east window, all in pointed, moulded, arched reveals with flowing
tracery. The chancel, rebuilt in 1854, has a blank north wall and a large 4-
light window to the east, plus two 3-light windows to the south, all in
pointed moulded arched reveals with flowing tracery. The south aisle has
similar 3-light windows, a single 4-light to the east, three 3-light to the
south and another 3-light to the west. The south porch has buttresses with
niches, and a coped gable with finial. A pointed moulded arched opening with
triple shaft responds and wrought iron gates of 1908. Above a niche with
triple canopy containing a carved seated figure. Inside the porch has stone
benches and the doorway has a mould pointed arch with double keeled responds.
The C15 battlemented clerestory has 4 windows to north and south each 3-light
with panel tracery and cusped transoms within pointed arches. The east nave
gable contains a small circular quatrofoil window and above a sanctus bell
with canopy, to the north is a small octagonal spire which tops the rood stair,
and to the south is a large square crocketed pinnacle. INTERIOR: 4-bay north
and south nave arcades, with plain double chamfered pointed arches, with octa-
gonal piers and responds to the north, the south arcade has triple shaft
responds. The tower arch is double chamfered with octagonal responds, the
chancel arch is similar with triple shaft responds. The tower arch also has a
canearvon arched opening above. Between the clerestory windows are pairs of
broad niches with cusped heads. The south aisle has a double pointed arched
piscina, and a shallow chamfered tomb recess. Cl9 wooden roofs throughout.
C19 wooden pulpit and pews. C19 octagonal font. Marble wall tablet to Robert
Knight, and 3 C19 wall tablets to the Disbourne family in the chancel. The
east window has C19 stained glass.

Listing NGR: SK9686354509

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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