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Church of St. Mary, Mablethorpe and Sutton

Description: Church of St. Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195620

OS Grid Reference: TF4978084539
OS Grid Coordinates: 549780, 384539
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3366, 0.2480

Location: 40 Church Lane, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 2EP

Locality: Mablethorpe and Sutton
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN12 2EP

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Listing Text

(south side)
5/15 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. c.1300, C13, 1714, C19, extensively rebuilt 1976-
80 by G.R.A. Mack of Louth. Random mixed rubble, red brick,
slate roofs. Western tower, nave, aisles, both widened in C20,
chancel and vestry. Tower of 2 stages, the lower part in stone,
the upper in brick, with diagonal stepped brick buttresses,
offset to belfry stage and battlemented parapet. Paired C17
rectangular lights to belfry stage. At base of the tower on
south side is a C20 lean-to brick addition. The west aisle is
in C20 brick with reused C19 stonework details. In the west wall
a 2 light window and to the north 2 similar and 1 triple window,
with a wide doorway having panel tracery above taken from Manby
Church. C20 vestry. The chancel is in banded stone and brick
and has a C19 3 light east window. In the south wall a late C13
window of 2 trefoil headed ights. The south aisle has also been
rebuilt but reusing C18 bricks, and incorporates 4 C19 2 light
windows. Interior. Double chamfered tower arch with octagonal
imposts. 4 bay nave arcades, c.1300, octagonal piers and
capitals, surmounted by C20 timber arcades. Double chamfered
C19 chancel arch with moulded octagonal imposts. In chancel a
C19 arch for the organ loft and a C14 triple sedilia on south
side. On the north side an opening to the vestry. Fittings.
Fine set of turned baluster altar rails with knops, and
inscription on top rail including date 1714. All other fittings
are C20. The c.1400 octagonal font has a panelled stem and
cusped ogee panel tracery to the sides. Monuments. At the
west end of the north aisle a limestone ledger slab with a full
length figure in low relief and a black letter inscription to the
margin. At the east end of the north aisle a slab to Sir Thomas
Fitzwilliam d.1403 with brass inscription plate and seatings for
4 shields. At east end of south aisle is a similar monument to
his wife Elizabeth, d.1403. In the chancel, above the north
door a small brass to Elizabeth Fitzwilliam d.1522; full length
portrait. A large slab to George Fitzwilliam d.l536 and a
dresser tomb in freestone probably to Thomas Fitzwilliam d.1494,
with quatrefoils to the base, panelled 4 centred arch and
quatrefoil parapet.

Listing NGR: TF4978084539

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Source: English Heritage

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