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Description: Former Parish Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 11 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 192745
OS Grid Reference: TF0955438177
OS Grid Coordinates: 509554, 338177
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9298, -0.3716
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TF 03 NE THREEKINGHAM SPANBY
7/111 Former Parish Church of
Former parish church, now shed. C14 and 1882. Red brick in English bond,
some limestone ashlar dressings, plain tiled roof with raised stone coped
gables. Narthex, nave with bellcote and apsidal chancel. At the west end is
a gabled narthex across the axis of the church. It has 3 small lancets to
the west with roll moulded surrounds. To the west gable of the nave is a
large circular window with cinquelobed tracery. To the gable is the base
only of a timber bellcote supported on curved ashlar corbels. On the north
side, the narthex has a 3 light mullioned and transomed window with plain
ashlar lintel and brick relieving arch. The north wall of the nave has a
moulded plinth, cill band and dentillated eaves course. There are 3 lancet
windows with roll moulded surrounds. The apse has a double plinth and cill
band, and there are 7 trefoil headed lancets. On the south side of the apse
is a narrow projecting rectangular bay containing 2 pierced quatrefoils in
an ashlar block. The south side of the nave matches the north, but with the
addition of 2 pilaster buttresses with tumbling and pointed ashlar tops.
The south door is pointed with a moulded head and triangular hood having an
ammonite stop and floriate finial. Inside is a door to the vestry which is
reset C14 work from the earlier church at Spanby. It has a double roll
moulded and pointed surround and above is set a small human head. The nave
doorway is pointed and roll moulded. Interior: The broad pointed chancel
arch has moulded imposts and 2 rolled orders to the stepped head. The ovolo
moulded hood has ammonite stops. The apse has a dentillated cornice and the
sanctuary floor has fine Minton tiles. All fittings have been removed.
Listing NGR: TF0955438177
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