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Description: Church of St Adelwold
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195446
OS Grid Reference: TF3679491315
OS Grid Coordinates: 536794, 391315
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4009, 0.0561
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ALVINGHAM ABBEY LANE
TF 39 SE
4/3 Church of
9.3.67 St. Adelwold
Parish church. c.1300, C15, C16, 1806, restored 1933. Coursed
chalk, greenstone, ironstone and limestone rubble, limestone
ashlar, red brick, some render. Slate roofs with stone coped
gables and cross finials. West tower, nave with south porch,
chancel with north chapel. West tower of c.1300 with moulded
plinth and 4 stage diagonal buttresses. Pointed west window with
3 pointed lights, intersecting tracery, hood mould and head
label stops. Moulded string course above and below small
rectangular window with shallow pointed head and slatted
shutters. Bell openings on all 4 sides, each a pointed opening
with Y tracery, hood mould and label stops. South side with 4
stage rectangular stair turret with 2 slit lights. Moulded
eaves above with large gargoyle in centre of each face.
Battlements with corner pinnacles. North side of nave with
buttress to west and 2 C15 rectangular windows to east, each with
3 cusped, round headed lights and small vertical mullions rising
from top of each light and each with moulded cornice. Red
brick north chapel of 1806 with lean-to roof, plank door to north
and 2 light ashlar dressed mullion window to east. Red brick
chancel of 1806 with ashlar plinth and moulded brick eaves.
East window with segmental head and 3 cusped and pointed lights.
South side of chancel plain. South side of nave with quoins on
west and east corners. C19 window to east with segmental head
and 3 pointed, cusped lights with hood mould. Late C16 south
porch with plinth and south doorway with flat head, rounded
corners, broad chamfered surround and iron gate. Porch interior
flanked by stone benches. Inner doorway of c.1300, with
pointed, askew head, roll moulded head and jambs in one and plank
door. Interior tower arch of c.1300, with richly moulded,
pointed head supported on plain polygonal corbel to north, and
stylised foliate corbel to south. Late C13 doorway inside tower
with pointed head, and chanfered head and jambs in one. Broad
C14 chancel arch with pointed, double chamfered head dying into
walls. Pointed, chamfered archway of 1806 leading to north
chapel. C13 octagonal font on richly moulded base and plinth.
C20 pews, altar rail and pulpit. C19 roofs. Grey and white
marble monument with urn to John Emeris, died 1835. Painted
shield set in wreath above south doorway.
Listing NGR: TF3679191317
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Source: English Heritage
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