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Description: Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192656
OS Grid Reference: TF0470740568
OS Grid Coordinates: 504707, 340568
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9523, -0.4429
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TF 04 SW ASWARBY AND SWARBY SWARBY LANE
4/21 Parish Church of St.
Mary and All Saints.
Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1886-7, south aisle of 1886. Coursed
limestone rubble, ashlar, plain tiled end leaded roofs with raised stone
coped gables. West tower, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. 3 stage
C15 west tower with chamfered plinth and string courses, stepped set back
buttresses and embattled parapet with angle pinnacles. In the belfry stage
are paired louvered openings with pointed heads to the lights, trefoils and
hollow chamfered surrounds. To the west is a tall 3 light window matching
the rest to the ground floor and to the middle stage a 4 centred arched
panel containing 2 tiers of paired blank openings, they are repeated on the
side walls. In the west wall of the south aisle is a C19 single light
window with cusped tracery and moulded surround. The north aisle has a pair
of C14 reticulated 3 light windows in rectangular surrounds and a blocked
doorway with a plain ashlar surround. The C19 chancel has a pair of lancets
to the north and the east window is of 3 lights with geometric tracery. On
the south side is a blocked priest's door with chamfered surround and a
single lancet. The south aisle has stepped buttresses with crockets and
human head stops. C19 single light east window with cusped tracery. To the
south are 3 two light windows with C14 shafted reveals but now with cusped
C19 tracery and cambered arched heads. The south door has C14 reveals with
paired shafts and fleurons but the head and hood are C19 work. Interior: 3
bay C13 north nave arcade with octagonal piers, moulded capitals and double
chamfered arches. C14 south arcade of 3 bays with hollow chamfered
quatrefoil piers and floriate capitals to the labels. The 4 centred arches
are continuously moulded with fillets to the outer order. C13 tower arch
with double chamfered reveals, facetted capitals and pointed double
chamfered arch. Tall C19 chancel arch, continuosly moulded with floriate
capitals. To the north is a rood loft doorway with chamfered rectangular
surround and a 4 centred arched doorway at higher level. Also a C13 carving
of Christ in Majesty, the head of which is missing. In the chancel is a C14
piscina in the south wall with beast head supporter and C19 arched top. In
the east wall is a C14 statue bracket with crocketed and pinnacled canopy.
Fittings: Early C18 raised and fielded panelled pulpit with moulded cornice
and intarsia stars. Otherwise all is C19, including the circular ashlar
font with blank trefoil panels to the sides and octagonal legs. Monument:
On the north wall of the chancel is a rectangular ashlar wall plaque to
Anthony Williams, d. 1681. It has a moulded surround with a ramped top
supporting a shield of arms and an obelisk. Beneath is a reset C15 corbel,
now supporting a C19 book stand.
Listing NGR: TF0470740568
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Source: English Heritage
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