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Church of St Hybald, Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm

Description: Church of St Hybald

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192539

OS Grid Reference: TF0551054754
OS Grid Coordinates: 505510, 354754
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0796, -0.4263

Location: 12 Church Avenue, Lincoln LN4 3JQ

Locality: Ashby De La Launde and Bloxholm
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN4 3JQ

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Listing Text


Church of St Hybald
- II*
Parish church. C12, C13, C15, C19. Nave and chancel restored 1854 by
Mr Huddleston. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Plain tile
roofs with ashlar coped gables and kneelers and cross finials. Ashlar quoins.
Western tower with spire, nave, north aisle and vestry, chancel, south porch
and organ chamber. Plain unbuttressed west tower, has a deep chamfered plinth
and a single lower opening on the west face, this opening has 2 light reticulated
tracery window in a pointed arched chamfered surround with hood mould. The
south face has an illegible plaque. The top stage has pairs of pointed arched
bell openings, on each face, with roll moulded surrounds, plus some re-used
pieces of medieval sculpture buried in the walling. Above a band with corner
gargoyles and then battlements. Above again a tall octagonal spire with 4 small
lucarnes. The 3 bay north aisle has buttresses with set offs and a corbelled
eaves, with 2 light C19 pointed arched windows in deeply chamfered surrounds
with hood moulds and different flowing tracery in each window. The north vestry
has an ashlar and brick chimney stack, to the east it has a 2 light Caevarvon
arched window with hood. The chancel east window is 3 light with reticulated
tracery in a pointed chamfered surround with a hood mould, plus diagonal corner
buttresses with set offs. The chancel south wall has a single cusped lancet
in a flat headed chamfered surround. The south organ chamber has a single
pointed arched doorway with plank door, and a single Caevarvon arched window
to the south, flanked by buttresses. The nave south wall has 2, 2 light
geometric tracery windows in pointed chamfered surrounds with a single buttress
between. The south gabled porch has a pointed arched opening and stone benches.
The double arched, pointed inner doorway has keeled shafts and 2 rows of dog-
tooth in the arch plus a C19 door. Interior: The 3 bay north arcade has double
chamfered arches and 2 piers each with 4 keeled shafts, single shaft responds,
and moulded bases and capitals. The triple chamfered tower arch has moulded
capitals and an impost band. The double chamfered chancel arch has moulded
brattished capitals, and octagonal responds decorated with fleuron. The east
chancel wall has a triple arched arcaded window surround with commandment boards
in single lancets either side. C15 hexagonal, bowl and stem font with foliate
panels. C18 wooden organ. C19 wooden pews, altar rail and reredos, plus C19
wooden roofs, that in the nave single hammer beam with carved angels. Small
monument to Edward King and his 2 wives, with 3 kneeling figures, dated 1617
on the south side of the chancel. On the north side another C17 niches monument
with 3 kneeling figures. In the nave 2 large C19 wall tablets to George King
1822 and to John Wm King 1875.

Listing NGR: TF0551054754

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Source: English Heritage

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