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Church of St Martin, Waithe

Description: Church of St Martin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 September 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195369

OS Grid Reference: TA2837500705
OS Grid Coordinates: 528375, 400705
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4874, -0.0667

Location: Church Lane, Waithe, Lincolnshire DN36 5PR

Locality: Waithe
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN36 5PR

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in St Martin's Churchyard, 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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Listing Text


1/62 Church of
St. Martin
G.V. I

Parish church. C10, C11, C13, restored 1861 by James Fowler of
Louth, in Early English Style. Coursed limestone rubble with
tiled and slate roofs having decorative ridge tiles. Nave,
aisles, central tower, small south transept and apsidal chancel.
West wall has 4 lancets and a vesica shaped window. The north
aisle wall has 2 lancets, and a similar window in the east end.
The 3 stage tower is unusually built of coursed large pebbles to
a point about 5'0" below the plain offset to belfry stage. As
the paired belfry lights are of C11 character this shows that the
tower base must be Saxon. The north wall of the tower has a C19
lancet to ground stage, the cill of which is C13. Above is a C19
cinquefoil light, and to belfry stage paired lights with mid wall
shafts having cushion capitals, above is a plain parapet. The
apsidal chancel in square limestone is buttressed with moulded
plinth, string course and decorative eaves. There are 5 lancets
in the chancel. The scar of the earlier chancel roof is visible
on the east side of the tower. The south transept has a lancet
to the east wall and gabled buttresses to south east angle. The
south door has a richly moulded head and angle shafts with
floriate capitals, moulded hood with leaf tops. Above is an
enriched lancet with moulded head and hood. The south aisle has
2 lancets to the south wall. Interior. The 2 bay nave arcades
are basically of the early C13, having on the north side slightly
keeled quatrefoil clustered piers with annular abaci, double
chamfered arches and C19 moulded hood and stops, and in the south
side are clustered circular piers with quatrefoil hobnail abaci,
double chamfered arches and octagonal responds. The aisle and
nave walls are of banded red facing brick and ashlar with
chamfered polychromatic rear arches to the windows. At the top
of the wall are continuously tiled texts. The round headed tower
arches are plastered and entirely plain. In the south wall of
the tower is a white marble plaque recording the restoration of
the church in 1861 by George Henry Haigh, Esq. This is a
recessed panel with marble side shafts supporting a tympanum
bearing the Haigh arms. The chancel has blank arcading round the
walls in a C13 style, it springs from a chamfered string course
with marble shafts and limestone arches having annular decorated
capitals. Below the string course the walls are lined with
impressed glazed tiles and above are fine red facing bricks with
tiled borders and flush white marble lozenges, some of which are
inscribed to members of the Haigh family. The chancel and
sanctuary have richly tiled floors and the reredos is elaborately
tiled. All fittings are from 1861 including the drum font
lightly carved in semblance of C12 work. The rounded ashlar
pulpit has paired black marble collar shafts and foliate
decoration. Underneath the chancel is the Haigh family

Listing NGR: TA2837100706

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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