Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195462
OS Grid Reference: TF3992086646
OS Grid Coordinates: 539920, 386646
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3582, 0.1010
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GRIMOLDBY AND MANBY CHURCH LANE
TF 38 NE
8/20 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. C15, 1889 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Greenstone
coursed rubble, some ironstone rubble, limestone rubble and
ashlar. Slate roofs with stone coped gables and cross finials.
West tower, nave with north porch, chancel. Late C15 west tower
with plinth and 6 stage angle buttresses. West doorway with
triangular head, moulded surround in one, plank door with pointed
tracery. Pointed C15 window above with 3 pointed, cusped lights,
panel tracery and hood mould running into string course. Pointed
opening above with 2 cusped, ogee headed lights with quatrefoil.
Slit stair lights to south. Bell openings on all 4 sides with
bowtell moulded surrounds, 2 cusped, ogee headed lights,
quatrefoil and hood mould. Moulded eaves with corner gargoyles.
Battlements above and corner pinnacles. Plinth and moulded
string course run round nave and chancel. North side of nave
with C19 gabled porch with pointed doorway with head and jambs
moulded in one and hood mould. C15 inner doorway with triangular
head, richly moulded surround in one and plank door. 2 large C15
windows to east of porch, both with four centred heads, 3 cusped.
pointed lights, panel tracery and hood mould. C19 chancel with
pointed window to east with 2 cusped pointed lights, panel
tracery and hood mould. East end with pointed head, 3 cusped,
ogee headed lights, complex tracery design and hood mould. South
side of chancel with pointed window to east with 2 pointed,
cusped lights, panel tracery and hood mould. South side of nave
with 2 large C15 windows with four centred heads, 3 cusped,
pointed lights, panel tracery and hood mould. Blocked doorway to
west with triangular head and bowtell moulded surround in one.
C15 interior tower arch with double cavetto moulded head and
jambs in one. Tower interior with small staircase doorway with
flattened triangular head, cavetto moulded surround and plank
door. Pointed double chamfered chancel arch with head and jambs
moulded in one. Doorway in north wall of nave near chancel arch,
leading to steps within wall, with upper rectangular opening
originally giving access to rood loft, now gone. Large blocked,
pointed opening in chancel to north, with double chamfered head
dying into rectangular jambs. Small C19 piscina with corbelled
bowl and pointed head in south wall of chancel. 2 late C18
gravestones to the Welfitt family, re-set in south wall of
chancel. Small C14 cross head re-set by north-east respond of
chancel arch. Fine Anglo-Saxon fragmentary slab, approximately
26 x 19 inches with cable decoration round edge andrich, finely
preserved interlace. C15 octagonal font re-decorated in C19,
with square plinth, octagonal panelled pedestal, crude faces on
lower side of octagonal bowl, panels of bowl with C19 geometric
flower head decoration. C19 tie-beam roofs with cusped queen
posts. C19 and C20 pews, choir stalls and altar rail. C19
pulpit in C17 style.
Listing NGR: TF3992086646
Source: English Heritage
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