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Church of St Martin, Barholm and Stowe

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194394

OS Grid Reference: TF0900610976
OS Grid Coordinates: 509006, 310976
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6855, -0.3888

Location: Barholm, Lincolnshire PE9 4RA

Locality: Barholm and Stowe
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE9 4RA

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/11 Church of
St. Martin

G.V. I

Parish church. C11, mid C12, late C13, C14, 1648 tower rebuilt,
1855 and 1857 restoration by Edward Browning. Coursed and
squared limestone rubble, ashlar quoins and dressings.
Collyweston slate roofs with stone coped gables. Western tower,
nave, north aisle, chancel, south porch. 3 stage tower with
corner buttresses, bell moulded plinth, chamfered string courses
and embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. To the belfry stage
are 2 light openings with ogee heads to the lights and quatrefoil
over. On the south side a narrow pointed light to middle stage
with a triangular hood having reused pelta decoration. Above is
clockface and a stone inscribed IH 1648 and below a short verse
inscribed "Was ever such a thing since the creation, A new
steeple built in the time of vexation." On the parapet a further
datestone of 1855, when it was rebuilt. In the west wall a 3
light window with panel tracery and above a lancet. The C12
north aisle has 2 light C14 windows, one to the west, 2 to the
north, all with cusped ogee heads. In the north wall is a reused
round headed doorway with moulded imposts and chamfered head. To
the east a C19 vestry with 2 light C14 style window. In the
chancel north wall are 2 late C13 windows with pierced trefoil
heads, and in the east wall a contemporary 3 light window with
intersecting tracery. On the south side is a continuously
moulded doorway and 2 two light windows with quatrefoils. The
south wall of the nave has an elaborate stepped plinth with a
lancet having quatrefoil decorated head, and a triplet of
lancets. The blocked south door is Cll, round headed with
engaged shafted reveals and chamfered imposts with billet
moulding. On the eastern impost is a low relief carving of
twining dragon and below the imposts on either side are jews harp
motifs. The door head has a single order of roll moulding.
Above is a relief cross now of the Tau form, but probably
originally with an upward arm. Late C13 gabled south porch with
round shafted reveals, annular capitals, and 2 hollow chamfered
orders. Side benches. The inner doorway is mid C12 with double
nook shafted reveals, having scalloped capitals and 3 orders of
chevron moulding. The doorway has a tympanum decorated with low
relief zigzag ornament and supported on roll moulded corbels,
bearing crosses saltire and abstract leaves. Above is a C14
niche with moulded surround and cusped head now containing a C20
wooden figure. Interior. 3 bay mid C12 north arcade, with round
piers, scalloped capitals and square abaci with single orders of
chevron moulding and pelta moulded hoods. The pointed tower arch
has octagonal reveals and orders of reused C12 chevron and pelta
moulding. Above is a single lancet. Chancel arch has C12
circular and shafted reveals now with a C13 roll moulded and
pointed head. In the south wall of the chancel is a triple mid
C13 sedilia with circular shafts and moulded heads. Beyond is a
contemporary trefoil headed piscina. C19 roof with large angel
supporters and moulded stone corbels. C19 stained glass. C19
fittings including brass candelabrum. Early C13 octagonal font
with C19 base, the sides of the bowl are decorated with a variety
of relief motifs. including concentric circles, quatrefoils,
zigzags and waves. C19 elaborately carved openwork font cover.
Monuments. In the north aisle a brass wall plaque to Francis
Fordham d.1641, with epitaph and shield. At the east end of the
north aisle is an early C18 marble wall monument to Richard
Walburge et al. In the form of a broken segmented pediment with
cartouche supported on Ionic pillars. On the base are skulls,
acanthus, leaves and a cherub.

Listing NGR: TF0900610976

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Source: English Heritage

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