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Church of St Clement, Grainthorpe

Description: Church of St Clement

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195320

OS Grid Reference: TF3877296582
OS Grid Coordinates: 538772, 396582
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4477, 0.0881

Location: Church Lane, Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire LN11 7JR

Locality: Grainthorpe
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 7JR

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Listing Text


6/13 Church of
St. Clement
G.V. I

Parish church. c.1200, 1358, C14, C15, 1665 and 1876 restoration
with chancel shortened by one bay and 1909 restoration. Ashlar,
lined render. Lead roofs concealed behind parapets. Western
tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, north chapel, chancel, south
porch. The C15 4 stage ashlar tower has moulded string courses,
battlemented parapets with 8 pinnacles and corner buttresses
surmounted by gargoyles. To the third stage on all but the east
face are cusped 2 light windows, ogee heads to the lights and
quatrefoil over. The belfry stage has paired cusped ogee headed
openings with panel tracery and double chamfered surround. The
west door has a concave moulded surround and traceried spandrels,
in a moulded rectangular frame with shafts. The west window is of
3 cusped headed lights, panel tracery, continuously moulded
surround and hood mould with human head stops. The rendered
north aisle has a C14 window with 3 cusped ogee lights and
reticulated tracery, an ogee headed north doorway with moulded
hood and finial and human head stops, 3 light window in single
chamfered 4 centred arched surround and a C14 5 light window
with reticulated tracery, moulded head and hood and human head
stops, and a similar, smaller 3 light window in the east wall.
The C15 clerestorey consists of 4 triple windows, cusped heads
to the lights and single chamfered 4 centred arched surrounds.
The ashlar chancel has 2 three light reticulated windows, to each
side and a similar repositioned window to the east. The rendered
south aisle has a 3 light window to the east wall with pointed
heads to the lights and a 4 centred arched surround, and there is
a similar window in the west wall and 2 further similar windows
in the south. The gabled south porch has single chamfered outer
doorway with moulded hood, human head label stops. Single
chamfered inner doorway with one human head label stop remaining
to the left, and clasped purlin roof dated 1665. Interior has 4
bay arcades, the northern responds are annular and of c.1200,
matching the spurred bases of the arcades. Otherwise C14 double
chamfered arches with octagonal piers and capitals. The C15
tower arch with hollow chamfered octagonal responds, moulded
capitals and double chamfered arch. The chancel arch has
octagonal corbels with double chamfered arch. The nave and aisle
roofs have substantial medieval timberwork including moulded
principals and bosses. In the nave and south aisle walls are
disposed C14 heads in a random manner. In the south aisle is a
small piscina with octagonal base and in the north wall a C15 4
centred arched doorway to the rood loft, also visible in the
south side of the aisle. In the north aisle a further arched
piscina and a plain aumbry. Also in the aisles are traces of C15
painted decoration and script. In the chancel an arched braced
roof incorporating medieval elements, supported by C19 carved
corbels. Fittings. The C18 panelled tower screen has plain
pilasters and a central doorway with elliptical head. Other C18
panelling probably reset is at the west end of the south aisle.
The C15 font is a plain octagonal bowl on a pedestal. In the
chancel a marble slab with the fragment of a fine brass
consisting of foliated cross, 7'O" long. The stem and
inscription have gone, but in the centre of the head is a 4
leaved ornament enclosing a cross. The base rests on a rock in
the sea in which swim 5 fishes. It is thought to be a memorial
to Stephen de See, Parson of Grainthorpe in 1384. In the
chancel north wall a carved stone Gothic wall monument to the
Crosland family d,1871. The chapel has founded in 1358 by Thomas
de Kele and William de Wolfhowe.

Listing NGR: TF3877196582

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Source: English Heritage

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