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Description: Church of St Faith
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195283
OS Grid Reference: TF2514989897
OS Grid Coordinates: 525149, 389897
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3911, -0.1195
There is also a scheduled monument, Deserted village (site of) at Kelstern, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TF 28 NE
7/31 Church of
9.3.67 St. Faith
Parish church. C14, C16, chancel rebuilt 1886. Squared coursed
limestone rubble, ashlar render and slate roofs. Western tower,
nave, chancel, north porch. 2 stage rendered tower having plain
plinth, set back stepped buttresses, battlemented parapet, with
single chamfered pointed louvred belfry lights, having moulded
hoods. To the south side a 2 light window with moulded reveals
and plain rectangular surround. The west door is double
chamfered with moulded hood and human head label stops. The
north wall of the nave has a 3 light C14 window with cusped ogee
heads to the lights, quatrefoils and double chamfered surround
and east of the porch is a similar window. The gabled north
porch has a C19 outer arch with collared shafts to the responds
and single chamfered arched surround, side benches and an inner
doorway with C14 chamfered reveals and C19 moulded head. Further
east in the north wall is a C16 3 light window, cusped heads to
the lights and bold concave chamfered surround. The C19 ashlar
vestry has 2 two light windows with moulded hoods and stops.
There is a matching C19 geometric window in the north wall of the
chancel. The larger east window is also of 3 lights and in a
similar style. On the south side of the chancel are 2 windows
matching that in the north. The south wall of the nave has 3 C16
windows matching that on the north side. Interior. The tower
and chancel arches are both double chamfered with octagonal
responds and moulded capitals. In the chancel on the north wall
is an opening to the organ chamber and vestry having an octagonal
respond to the east. All fittings are C19 apart from the C14
plain octagonal font which is supported on a base of engaged
clustered shafts, and the 6 C16 bench ends at the west end of the
nave which have pointed arched tops, and carvings of blank
arcading, embattled brattishing and on one panel a scene of
Reynard the Fox with a goose in his mouth, against a stippled
ground. In the nave are 3 windows with stained glass by Sir
Nicholas Comper to commemorate members of the Sleight family of
Binbrook Hall. Monuments. In the south wall of the nave a
distinctive alabaster wall monument to Elizabeth, wife of Sir
Francis South of Kelstern, d.1604. The deceased is depicted
seated with foot on skull, holding an hourglass. To right a
chrism and she is flanked by putti with reversed torch and spade.
A semi-circular arch rises from a gadrooned base and the back
panel has strapwork design with epitaph, in the spandrels a sun
dial and an allegorical scene. Beneath a black plaque recording
her life. In the north wall of the nave a wall tablet to Ann
South, d.1620, supported on classical head brackets, plain
rectangular surround, with a cornice and cartouche above
containing coat of arms, flanked by shields. Also a neo
classical wall plaque with urn, to Richard Parnell Booth, d.1837,
by Earle of Hull.
Listing NGR: TF2514989897
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Source: English Heritage
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