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Church of St Oswald, Asgarby and Howell

Description: Church of St Oswald

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192556

OS Grid Reference: TF1350746256
OS Grid Coordinates: 513507, 346256
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0016, -0.3100

Location: Howell, Lincolnshire NG34 9PT

Locality: Asgarby and Howell
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 9PT

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Listing Text

TF 14 NW
3/10 Church of
St. Oswald
G.V. II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, restored 1870. Coursed
limestone rubble and ashlar, slate roofs. Nave with bellcote,
chancel, South porch, north aisle and chapel. West end of C14
ashlar added to earlier rubble nave. 2 light west window with
reticulated tracery in a pointed surround, flanked by stepped
buttresses. Above a gabled double bellcote with pointed bell
openings. The north aisle has a single C13 lancet in a chamfered
surround to the west. The north wall of the aisle has 2 two
light C15 windows with trefoil heads and chamfered rectangular
surrounds, also a blocked segmental headed doorway. The C15
north chapel contains 2 two light windows in the north wall with
cusped ogee tracery, quatrefoils to the heads and hollow
chamfered rectangular surrounds. To the east is a 3 light window
with cusped intersecting tracery in a hollow chamfered pointed
surround. The C14 chancel east window is of 2 lights with
reticulated tracery. In the south wall of the chancel are 2
matching windows, one C19. In the south wall of the nave is a 3
light C16 panel traceried window with slightly pointed heads to
the lights and a hollow chamfered surround. The gabled south
porch has a continuously moulded outer doorway with above a stone
shield of arms. Side benches. The reset C12 inner doorway has
nook shafts, cushion capitals, a plain tympanum with scratch dial
and a single plain order beneath the chamfered hood mould.
Interior: 3 bay north arcade of c.1200, circular piers, annular
capitals, octagonal responds, double chamfered round arches. At
the east end of the north aisle a pointed double chamfered C13
archway with shafted reveals leads into the north chapel. In
the north wall of the chancel is a similar opening. In the south
wall is a single and in the north wall a double aumbry. In the
north chapel is a further aumbry, 2 statue brackets on the east
wall and to the west a blocked circular quatrefoil window.
Fittings: in the north chapel are 6 quarries of C15 painted
glass. Early C18 tapering turned baluster altar rails with
moulded handrail. C19 openwork ashlar pulpit. C14 octagonal
font with cusped quatrefoil panels, armorial shields and moulded
underside to plain octagonal stem. In the porch is a C10
tapering limestone ashlar grave slab with a tall central raised
cross flanked by single smaller crosses. Monuments: in the
north chapel a cusped pointed C14 tomb recess contains a ledger
slab depicting busts of a lady and a child, both praying and in
trefoiled surrounds. Also in the north chapel an alabaster wall
monument to Sir Charles Dymoke and wife with 2 praying figures in
a surround of Corinthian columns supported on acanthus brackets
with a moulded entablature and armorial escutcheon. In the
sanctuary a low relief slab to John Croxby, Rector, c.1470, a
robed and tonsured figure beneath a trefoil arch, black letter
marginal inscription. In the chancel is a similar plain slab
with marginal inscription to Sir Nicholas de Hebden d.1416 and
his wife Katherine d.1424. A further slab in the nave of 1458
commemorates Richard Boteler and his wife.

Listing NGR: TF1350746256

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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