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Church of St Mary and St Peter, Ludford

Description: Church of St Mary and St Peter

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195285

OS Grid Reference: TF2005689268
OS Grid Coordinates: 520056, 389268
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3866, -0.1963

Location: 2 Sledge Lane, Ludford, Lincolnshire LN8 6AF

Locality: Ludford
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 6AF

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Listing Text

TF 28 NW
(north side)
6/33 Church of St Mary &
St Peter (formerly listed
as Church of St Mary,
Ludford Magna)

Parish church. 1864 by James Fowler in Early English Style.
Rockfaced ironstone, limestone ashlar dressings, banded slate
roofs. Nave, with western bellcote, transepts, chancel, south
porch, vestry. At the west end a large circular window set high
up, with geometric tracery, rounded moulded head and angle
shafts. To the gables is a single gabled bellcote with side
shafts and pointed arched openings. The north wall of the nave
has 3 paired lancets with trefoil heads, trefoils over and
moulded hoods. There is a similar window in the west wall of the
transept. In the transept north wall is a 3 light window again
with geometric tracery to the head. The east gable of the nave
has a facetted stack with moulded top and in the east wall of the
vestry is a 2 light window. The east window of the chancel is
of 3 lights with trefoil centre light and steeply arched side
lights with cusped heads. At the top of the window is a
traceried roundel, all in a moulded and pointed frame. In the
chancel south wall are gabled buttresses, a pair of 2 light
windows and a shouldered priest's door under a pitched slightly
advanced bay. There is a further 2 light window in the east side
of the transept and in the south wall a 3 light window with
intersecting tracery and cusping. The 2 nave windows match those
on the north side. All windows have concave moulded hoods with
floriate stops. The gabled south porch has a richly moulded
outer doorway with paired angle shafts having foliate capitals.
The doorway has an unusual trefoil head with foliate cusps to the
angles, an outer roll moulding and an inner order of dog
toothing. The porch has stone side benches. The pointed inner
doorway has a double roll moulded surround, concave moulded hood
with foliate stops and a chequered redbrick and ashlar flush
outer arch. Interior. The transept arches are polychromatic
with red and blue brick and ashlar voussoirs, foliate corbels and
dog tooth brick outer order and hood. Chancel arch has paired
collared columns to reveals, foliate hood and polychromatic
brickwork. In the nave a vesica shaped sunk panel records the
contribution of Edward Cooper, former vicar of the parish, to the
rebuilding of the church in 1864. In the north wall of the
chancel a single chamfered pointed arch with moulded brick hood
leads to the vestry. Further east is an elaborate gabled aumbry
with angle shafts. In the south wall is a doorway with stilted
arched head. The reredos is of ashlar, marble and mosaic. All
fittings are C19 including the panelled ashlar pulpit with
symbols of the evangelists and the delicate brass lectern. The
circular font bowl and moulded base are also C19, but the
clustered shafts of the middle section are C14.

Listing NGR: TF2005689268

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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