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Church of St Margaret, Greetham with Somersby

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195993

OS Grid Reference: TF3492272049
OS Grid Coordinates: 534922, 372049
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2284, 0.0197

Location: Somersby, Lincolnshire PE23 4NP

Locality: Greetham with Somersby
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE23 4NP

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, St Margaret's Church, Bag Enderby, 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.

Listing Text

TF 37 SW Bag Enderby
(north side)

2/67 Church of
14.9.66 St. Margaret

G.V. II*

Parish church. C15, restored c.1956. Dressed greenstone, some
red brick patching. Lead and plain tile roofs. Coped gables
with single ridge crosses to the east nave and east chancel.
Nave with parapet to south and north. Buttressed and set on a
plinth, with moulded band over to all but the north chancel and
porch. Tower, nave, south porch and chancel. Angle buttressed
tower of 2 stages with bands, parapet and single corner
gargoyles. West wall with single C15 arched 3 light window with
cusped tracery, moulded surround, hood mould and head label
stops. In the band above is a single carved head. 4 arched bell
chamber openings with cusped tracery, moulded surrounds, hood
moulds and human head label stops. North nave wall with single
C15 window with 2 ogee arched and cusped lights and tracery under
a flat arch. To the left is a moulded arched doorway with hood
mould and label stops. Further left is a single segmental arched
C15 window with 3 ogee arched and cusped lights, tracery and hood
mould. The east chancel wall has a single arched C15 window with
3 lights, cusped tracery and hood mould. The south chancel has 2
C15 windows each with 2 ogee arched and cusped lights, cusped
tracery and hood moulds, the window on the left is segmental
arched and heavily restored, that on the right is under a flat
arch. In the south nave is a single segmental arched C15 window
with 3 lights, cusped tracery and hood mould. The gabled porch
with brick cambered arched entrance and key block has a single
rectangular opening in the east wall and a single similar blocked
opening in the west wall. Inner moulded arched doorway with C17
plank and stud door. To the left is a single C15 window with 2
ogee arched and cusped lights and cusped tracery under a flat
arch with hood mould. Interior. Triple chamfered restored tower
arch, chamfering to arch only. Double chamfered chancel arch,
the inner order supported on octagonal responds, the capitals
extended to form attached colonnettes. Restored C15 screen with
arched and cusped openings and cusped tracery. South chancel
with ogee arched and cusped piscina, the north with rectangular
aumbry. The south nave has a trefoil arched piscina. to the
left of the south door is a trefoil arched stoup. C15 octagonal
ashlar font, the decoration to the sides of the bowl include
shields, a figure and lute, a quatrefoil in circle, a hart
licking leaves of the Tree of Live and St. Mary with dead child.
Font set into the remnants of incised C15 floor slabs. Memorial
to the family of Andrew Gedney and his wife, 1591, the
inscription tablet decorated with surround of strapwork with
single skull over. Above are single carved male and female
figures with central prayer desks and shield, behind each figure
are 2 further figures of children, either side are single Ionic
pilasters. Entablature with further inscription over. The
memorial to William Langhorne Burton and his wife, 1739, has an
urn on the crown. Fragments of C15 glass to the south west
window of the chancel and the nave windows. Alfred Lord
Tennyson's father was Rector of Bag Enderby and the adjoining
village of Somersby from 1808-31.

Listing NGR: TF3492272049

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Source: English Heritage

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