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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: 195995

OS Grid Reference: TF3436472659
OS Grid Coordinates: 534364, 372659
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2340, 0.0116

Location: Bridge Road, Somersby, Lincolnshire PE23 4NR

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, St Margaret's Churchyard, Somersby, 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 Somersby
(north side)

2/69 Church of
14.9.66 St. Margaret

G.V. II*

Parish church. C15, restored 1865. Dressed greenstone, some
brick patching. Slate roofs. Decorative ridge. Coped gables
with single ridge crosses to the east nave, east chancel and
porch. Buttressed nave set on a plinth with heavy chamfered band
over, tower on a low plinth with moulded band over and chancel on
a low plinth. Tower, nave, south porch and chancel. Diagonal
buttressed single stage restored C15 tower with brick parapet and
single corner finials. The west side with single arched 2 light
window with cusped panel tracery, hood mould and label stops, 6
tie plates. The north side has 4 tie plates and the south side 2
tie plates. South and north sides with single arched bell 1
chamber openings. The north nave has a moulded arched blocked
doorway with hood mould and label stops. To the left is a single
restored C15 3 light window with cusped lights, hood mould and
label stops. The north chancel has a single C19 triangular
arched 2 light window with cusped tracery, hood mould and label
stops. The east end has a single similar larger 3 light window
with hood mould and label stops. The south nave has a single
arched C15 3 light window with cusped tracery, hood mould and
label stops. The gabled porch on a chamfered plinth with moulded
arched entrance and sundial over dated 1751. Inner moulded
arched doorway with hood mould and label stops, the the right is
a stoup. To the left is a single C15 arched and cusped light
under a flat arch. Interior. Double chamfered tower arch,
chamfering to arch only. Off-centre double chamfered chancel
arch, the inner order supported on octagonal responds with
moulded capitals. Plain octagonal ashlar font. South chancel
with brass to George Littlebury, 1612, of a kneeling male figure
with shield. Good memorial to Kath and Robert Burton, 1742. The
oval inscription tablet with surround of bayleaf is topped with a
carved bird. The crown with open pediment surmounted by urn and
lamps, decorative apron. Carved and coloured Royal Arms of
George III. Alfred Lord Tennyson's father was Rector of Somersby
and the adjoining village of Bag Enderby from 1808-31.

Listing NGR: TF3436472659

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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