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Church of St James, Woolsthorpe By Belvoir

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 193425

OS Grid Reference: SK8365933876
OS Grid Coordinates: 483659, 333876
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8958, -0.7578

Location: Village Street, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire NG32 1NT

Locality: Woolsthorpe By Belvoir
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG32 1NT

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Listing Text

SK 83 SW
(west side)
2/183 Church of St. James
Parish church. 1847 by G. G. Place of Nottingham. In early C14
style. Coursed ironstone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings,
stone coped slate roofs. Western tower, nave with clerestory,
aisles, chancel, south porch, vestry. The 3 stage tower has
stepped corner buttresses, parapet with panelled frieze and
corner pinnacles. The 2 light pointed louvred belfry openings
have hood moulds. The west doorway has triple filleted angle
shafts and deeply moulded pointed surround. Above is a 2 light
window with curvilinear tracery. The north aisle has a 2 light
west window, a blocked north doorway with trefoil headed niche
over, and 3 three light windows. The clerestory to both sides
consists of 3 quatrefoils in circles. The vestry has a pointed
doorway and single 2 light and single windows. The east window
is of 5 lights and above is a small gable light and 2 blank
shields. In the chancel south wall are 2 three light windows and
a priest's door. The south aisle has a 3 light east window, 3
similar south windows and a 2 light west window. All windows
have hood moulds with human head label stops and curvilinear or
geometric tracery. The steeply gabled south porch has a pointed
outer doorway with octagonal responds and side benches. The
inner doorway has filleted angle shafts with deeply moulded
pointed surround. Interior. 4 bay nave arcades, octagonal
piers, double chamfered arches. Tower arch, steeply pointed, of
3 orders. Similar chancel arch with octagonal responds. Chancel
has on north wall a central vestry doorway, flanked by single
recesses. The eastern one is ornate with floriated ogee head,
pinnacle and flanking angels. All doorways have painted texts
over and the chancel is delicately painted with floral stencil
designs. Chancel has Minton tiled floor. All fittings are C19,
including the ornate encrusted font, octagonal stem and bowl
surmounted by arcade of enriched ogee arches. The former church
on a site to the south of the village was destroyed by
Parliamentarians during the Civil War. The present church was
built on the site of St. Mary's Chapel of Ease. The foundation
stone was laid by Lady Azelia Manners who painted the wall
decorations in the chancel.

Listing NGR: SK8365933876

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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