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Church of St. Faith, Braceborough and Wilsthorpe

Description: Church of St. Faith

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 194436

OS Grid Reference: TF0922513647
OS Grid Coordinates: 509225, 313647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7095, -0.3847

Location: Braceborough, Lincolnshire PE9 4PE

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

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Listing Text

5/53 Church of St. Faith

- II*

Parish church. 1715, restored and altered by James Fowler, 1869.
Ashlar, Collyweston and lead roofs. Nave, western upper tower
and spire, chancel, south vestry. Moulded plinth, frieze,
cornice. The west end has fluted angle pilasters, to a triglyph
frieze with guttae, pierced parapet with semi-circular headed
arches, and angle obelisks on the base of which is the date
1715. The tower has rusticated fluted quoins and a slate hung
C19 broach spire. To each side is a single 2 light windowwith
annular mid shaft and foliate decoration key and impost blocks to
the semi-circular arched surround and circular holes to the
tympanum. Double 6 panelled doors with wooden fan above set in a
moulded elliptical headed arch, to either side are pilasters with
moulded imposts supporting paired scrolled brackets to a
segmental open pediment. Above a sexfoil window in a moulded
surround. The nave side walls have 4 two light Cl9 windows with
annular shafts and cinquefoils set in the early C18 semi-circular
headed moulded architraves with key and impost blocks. The
chancel is blank on the sides but has rusticated quoins. In the
east end is a 3 light C19 window also in an earlier semi-circular
headed surround. On the south side an added vestry in Norman
style with 2 light window in south side. Interior. Western
gallery in the base of the tower, semi-circular headed arch to
first floor, with barley sugar balusters to handrail. The nave
roof has chamfered and moulded principals supported on scrolled
wooden corbels. Chancel arch is semi-circular with moulded
imposts and jewelled keystone. In the south wall a Norman style
round headed vestry doorway with plain imposts, and the chancel
roof is supported on stone corbels decorated with palmettes in
Romanesque style. Fittings. Handsome barley sugar twist
communion rails with moulded handrail. All other fittings are
C19 except for the moulded and fluted shallow octagonal font
which has an octagonal stem to a tapering square base.
Monuments. In the sanctuary a late C13 but recut effigy of a
knight in chain mail with decorated surcourt, feet resting on a
dog. On the south wall of the nave a marble wall plaque to
Curtis family, 1759, by E. Bingham of Peterborough, a pediment,
angels, books and a rectangular inscription panel with escutcheon

Listing NGR: TF0922513647

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Source: English Heritage

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