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Church of St. Maragret, Braceborough and Wilsthorpe

Description: Church of St. Maragret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194426

OS Grid Reference: TF0825013297
OS Grid Coordinates: 508250, 313297
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7065, -0.3992

Location: Braceborough, Lincolnshire PE9 4NT

Locality: Braceborough and Wilsthorpe
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE9 4NT

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Listing Text

AND WILSTHORPE (north side)

5/43 Church of
30.10.68 St. Margaret

G.V. I

Parish church. C14, C15, 1662 porch, C18 alterations, 1859
chancel rebuilt and church restored by Mr. Kirk of Sleaford.
Coursed and squared limestone rubble. Western tower, nave,
chancel, south porch. C14 2 stage tower with broach spire having
single tier of lucarnes in principal directions. Clasping
buttresses, chamfered string courses and in the belfry stage 2
light openings with cusped ogee heads. In the lower stage a
similar window with hood mould and large lion stops. In the
north wall of the nave are 2 C15 3 light windows with panel
tracery to the heads. Beyond is a C19 pent roofed vestry with a
pair of trefoil lancets. C19 facetted chancel with slate roof
with 2 light windows in C13 style. The chancel is dated 1859 on
the south side. In the south wall of the nave are 3 further C15
windows and a contemporary 4 centred arched doorway. Also a 3
light C14 reticulated window. Gabled south porch, dated 1662
with double chamfered reset C14 arch. Side benches. The C15
inner door has 4 centred arched head with moulded surround,
chamfered hood with lion stops. Above is a contemporary statue
bracket with lion's head to the base. Interior. The C15
continuously moulded double chamfered arch is 4 centred, to
either side are matching single chamfered half arches, and in the
side walls are further full height arched openings, also double
chamfered. This suggests the former existence of aisles and an
elaborate west end, possibly with subsidiary chapels. When the
west end was reduced, probably C18, narrow pointed arches with
plain imposts were built in the blockings of the earlier larger
openings. In the north wall of the nave is a small C15
continuously moulded door and in the south wall a cusped ogee
headed piscina. 1859 chancel arch has shafted reveals and wave
moulded head. The eastern part of the chancel has relief glazed
tiles. Stained glass by Kempe. Fittings are all C19 apart from
the recut square C13 font, now with C17 chevrons, loops and
lozenges. East wall of the nave are 2 C19 ashlar texts with
moulded surrounds, ogee heads and embattled tops. There is a
larger similar panel behind the font. In the inner porch above
the south tower arch a painted panel of the Royal Arms of Charles
II. Monuments. In the tower the C14 matrix of a brass to Thomas
de Wasteneys. On the south wall of the nave an oval marble wall
plaque to Ann Bowman, d.1814, a draped urn to Gilbert of
Stamford. Also a second oval plaque to Titus Livie, d.1804.
Store-keeper of naval dockyard, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a fluted
urn with drooping palm.

Listing NGR: TF0824913296

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Source: English Heritage

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