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Church of St Nicholas, Swayfield

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194172

OS Grid Reference: SK9932422644
OS Grid Coordinates: 499324, 322644
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7922, -0.5285

Location: 74 High Street, Swayfield, Lincolnshire NG33 4LN

Locality: Swayfield
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 4LN

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Listing Text

SK 92 SE

5/198 Church of St.
30.10.68 Nicholas


Parish church. C12, C13, late C17, nave and chancel rebuilt
1875-8 by F. Goddard. Squared limestone rubble, ashlar quoins and
dressings, stone coped Collyweston slate roofs. Western tower,
nave, chancel, north aisle. The C13 3 stage tower has clasping
buttresses to lower stages and plinth, a chamfered string course
and battlemented parapet. The twin pointed bell openings to each
face are separated by octagonal moulded shaft and set in a single
chamfered surround with hood mould. In the tympanum a carved
floriated trefoil. In the south side ground stage is a late C17
rectangular light in chamfered surround with hood mould. To
second stage a Y traceried window with moulded circular central
shaft and rectangular hood over. The west doorway is pointed
with double chamfered arches and hood mould, with octagonal
responds and imposts. The upper stages are as the south, the
belfry light having a more ornate capital to the central shaft
and human heads to the hood. The north side is as the south, the
second stage window has nail head decoration and the belfry light
has a plain tympanum. The C19 north aisle has 3 pairs of lights
with trefoil heads, divided into bays by stepped buttresses. The
vestry has a pair of short trefoil headed lights, to the north
and a similar taller pair plus pointed doorway to the west. The
chancel has a single pointed trefoil headed light with trefoil
over, and a similar further window to the south. The east window
is of 3 lights with Geometrical tracery and there is a further
similar 2 light window to the south chancel wall, repeated 3
times in the nave south wall. Interior. The 3 bay C19 north
arcade has pointed double chamfered arches, circular piers and
abaci. The chancel arch is pointed and double chamfered, set on
squat semi-circular responds with large late C12 imposts. That
on the south side is scalloped and reset, the north side is
fluted and possibly in situ. In the north wall of the chancel a
C19 pointed doorway to the vestry. All fittings are C19 except
the font, a C12 circular bowl set on a moulded octagonal base.
Monuments. In the west wall of the nave a stone wall plaque to
Richard Wing, d.1775, a further plaque to Thomas Gibson, d.1806
and in the aisle west wall a stone plaque with fluted pilasters
and pediment to members of the Wilcox family, early C18.

Listing NGR: SK9932422644

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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