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Church of St John the Baptist, Great Hale

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192585

OS Grid Reference: TF1484142928
OS Grid Coordinates: 514841, 342928
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9714, -0.2913

Location: 17 Church Street, Great Hale, Lincolnshire NG34 9LF

Locality: Great Hale
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 9LF

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Listing Text

TF 1442-1542
(south side)
12/39 Church of St.John
the Baptist
G.V. I

Parish church. Cll, C13, C14, C17, restored 1896-7 by Hodgson
Fowler. Nave, north and south aisles, west tower, south porch.
Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar, plain tiled and copper roofs.
3 stage Cll tower of plain unbuttressed 'Lincolnshire' type,
embattled C15 parapet and crocketted angle pinnacles. The
belfry stage has paired round headed lights with circular midwall
shafts with cushion capitals. The ground floor window on the
south side has 2 orders of cable moulding to the narrow head.
The north aisle is C14 with a moulded plinth, stepped buttresses
and hollow chamfered eaves course. To the west is a 3 light
window with C19 cusped flowing tracery. The 4 three light
windows to the north also have cusped C19 tracery with pointed
heads to the lights and trefoils. The north door is C14 with
angle shafts to the jambs and deeply moulded pointed head. To
the east is a matching 4 light window. In the blocking of the
chancel arch is a C16 4 centred arched doorway with above, a 5
light C19 window with intersecting tracery. C14 window to east
wall of south aisle of 4 lights with fine flowing cusped tracery
to the head, trefoils and attenuated quatrefoils. C14 south
aisle with stepped buttresses and 5 three light intersecting Y
traceried windows with pointed heads and chamfered surrounds. To
the west is a single similar window. Gabled C14 south porch with
setback buttresses and statue niche to the gable now containing a
C19 carving of Our Lord. Moulded and pointed outer arch with
angle shafts and hood with beast head stops. Side benches. The
inner door is also C14 with a continuous chamfered surround.
Interior: 5 bay C13 north and south arcades, slender circular
keeled responds with annular capitals supporting double chamfered
arches with hollow moulded hoods and human head stops. Cll tower
arch, round headed with chamfered imposts. Blocked C14 chancel
arch, hollow moulded with circular shafted reveals and annular
capitals. In the north aisle is a C14 piscina with cusped gabled
head and 2 plain aumbries. There is an early C14 piscina in the
south aisle with cusped trefoil to the pointed head, also a
Caernarvon arched doorway to the rood loft. Fittings: are C19
and C20 apart from the late C17 altar rails with turned balusters
and the C14 octagonal font with sunk quatrefoils to the sides and
cusped headed statue niches to the sides and stem. C18 ogee
shaped wooden cover with blank cusped panel decoration. Reset
round the font is some late C18 softwood panelling. Above the
north door is a fine carved and painted Royal Arms of George III
dated 1801. Monuments: in the north aisle a wall monument to
Robert Cawdron, d.l665, showing deceased and 3 wives all kneeling
and in 2 tiers of free standing figures. Above a scrolled broken
pediment with shield of arms and beneath a scrolled rectangular
inscription panel. Also a brass plaque to Frances Cawdron,
d.1650. An ashlar wall plaque to Robert Cawdron, d.1714, Doric
columns support a broken segmental pediment with paterae and
flaming urn. Also a further alabaster wall plaque to Sir Robert
Cawdron, d.1652, in the form of an aedicule with broken pediment
with escutcheon and line carvings of weepers beneath. On the
south wall is a wall plaque with scrolls and acanthus leaves to
the wife of Robert Cawdron, d.1733. In the south aisle (vestry)
are 2 early C19 white marble plaques to members of the Dawson

Listing NGR: TF1484442923

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Source: English Heritage

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