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Church of St. Peter, Stixwould and Woodhall

Description: Church of St. Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195230

OS Grid Reference: TF1768365882
OS Grid Coordinates: 517683, 365882
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1770, -0.2406

Location: Stixwould, Lincolnshire LN10 5HP

Locality: Stixwould and Woodhall
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN10 5HP

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Listing Text

TF 16 NE
(south side)
6/45 Church of
St. Peter
listed as Church
14-9-66 of St. Helen)

Parish church. 1831 rebuilding by Christopher Turner,
incorporating some earlier fabric. Squared limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings, slate roofs with stone coped gables and crosses
fleury. Western tower, nave, north porch, chancel, vestry. The
4 stage tower with embattled and pinnacled parapet has corner
buttresses. Blocked west door has 4 centred arched head and
square label with human head stops. Above is a 3 light
perpendicular style window, a lancet, and to belfry stage paired
lights with panel tracery and square surrounds. The gabled C19
north porch has angle buttresses, 4 centred arched doorway with
above an inverted reset C16 coat of arms. Nave north wall has 2
three light windows with ogee heads to the lights and panel
tracery. A similar 2 light window is in the chancel wall. The
gabled vestry has a protruding stack with octagonal moulded
shafts and in the east wall is a single chamfered doorway and 2
light window. In the chancel east wall a 3 light window has
trilobe heads to the lights and panel tracery above with hood
mould and human head stops. The south walls of nave and chancel
have 3 and 2 windows respectively matching those to the north.
At the south east angle of the tower is an engaged octagonal
stair turret. Interior. 1831 tower arch double chamfered
without capitals. Chancel arch of similar date, 4 centred double
chamfered, octagonal responds and nail head capitals. The nave
roof is basically C19, but incorporates some C16 wooden carved
figures on the 2 tie beams. In the north wall of the chancel a
small C19 single chamfered vestry doorway. The fine C16 chancel
screen retains its original moulded principals and brattished
top. The central opening has 2 semi-circular headed arches
united under a crocketed ogee pinnacle, a motif repeated to
either side, the whole upper part of the screen is filled with
quatrefoils and cusped arched panel tracery. The arms of the
donor appear over the centre. All fittings are C19 except for
the 11 C16 poppy head bench ends on the south side of the nave,
and the handsome C16 octagonal font with panels containing deeply
carved beasts and figures. Above the panels is an inscription in
Lombardic letters. Over the chancel arch is a cast metal C18
Royal Arms. Monuments. By the pulpit is the upper part of a
tapering C13 grave slab with a low relief cross and a human head
and praying hands, deeply incised, said to come from Woodhall.

Listing NGR: TF1768365882

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Source: English Heritage

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