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Church of St John the Evangelist, Washingborough

Description: Church of St John the Evangelist

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 August 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192832

OS Grid Reference: TF0185270632
OS Grid Coordinates: 501852, 370632
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2230, -0.4759

Location: 10 High Street, Washingborough LN4 1AZ

Locality: Washingborough
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN4 1AZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Washingborough Village Cross, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
TF 0170 (west side)

13/61 Church of St John
The Evangelist


The grade shall be amended to read Grade II*.


TF 0170 (west side)

Church of St John
23.8.67 The Evangelist


Parish church. C13, C14, C15. Restored 1859 by Sir G G Scott and 1861-2
by Scott and Goddard. Western tower, nave with north and south aisle,
south porch, north vestry and chancel. Coursed limestone rubble and
ashlar with ashlar dressings. Lead roofs with coped gables with
kneelers. Chamfered plinth and angle buttresses with set-offs. 3 stage
tower has diagonal buttresses and south stair. West face has double
chamfered, pointed arched doorway with double doors above 3-light pointed
arched window. Second stage has clock face to east. Third stage has a
single 2-light pointed arched bell opening to each face, with quatrefoil
tracery. Topped by moulded battlements with 4 corner and 4 lesser
crocketted pinnacles. Unbuttressed north aisle, west wall has 2-light
flat headed window with lancets, north wall has 2 large, 3-light pointed
arched windows with reticulated tracery. Clerestory has 4 windows to
each face, each in a diamond shaped chamfered opening with cusped
quatrefoils. Vestry north wall has shouldered arched doorway, flanked by
single lancets with to left an external stack, east wall has a segment
headed window with 3 lancets. Chancel east wall has a 5-light pointed
arched window with complex reticulated tracery, south wall has 3 tall,
2-light lancets with flowing tracery, plus a small priests doorway with
to left a small flat headed window. 2-light with tracery. South aisle
east wall has 2 central, 2-light pointed arched windows with quatrefoil
tracery, to right a 3-light pointed arched window with reticulated
tracery, to left a gabled porch with a double chamfered pointed arch with
double shaft responds, and inner chamfered doorway with double doors.
INTERIOR: 4 bay nave arcades with double chamfered arches, round piers
and responds, with varying capitals. Double chamfered chancel arch with
triple shaft responds and shaft rings. Tall double chamfered tower
arch. Sedilia and piscina in chancel. C12 drum-shaped stone font, much
re-tooled. Sumptuous High Victorian Choir stalls from St Martins
Lincoln. Wooden, baluster altar rail. fine C18 brass chandelier. Royal
coat of arms. 2 fine, female demi-figure monuments, one in a cusped
frame, the other trefoil recessed. Open pedimental wall monument, with
carved decoration and death scene.

Listing NGR: TF0185270632

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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