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Church of St Nicholas, Addlethorpe

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196003

OS Grid Reference: TF5508969095
OS Grid Coordinates: 555089, 369095
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1963, 0.3202

Location: Old Church Road, Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire PE24 4TH

Locality: Addlethorpe
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE24 4TH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross, St Nicholas's Churchyard, 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.

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/2 Church of
3.2.67 St. Nicholas

G.V. I

Parish church. C15, 1706, 1736, 1875 restoration. Ashlar and
brick with lead roofs. Western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles,
south porch, chancel removed in 1706. 3 stage C15 tower with
bell moulded plinth, chamfered string courses, embattled parapet
with corner pinnacles, stepped corner buttresses. To the belfry
stage are 3 light openings with cusped heads, panel tracery,
moulded surrounds and hoods. To the middle stage, 2 light
windows with cusped heads and quatrefoil over. Pointed west door
in continuously moulded surround. Above a 3 light window with
panel tracery and over the head a shield in octofoil surround is
flanked by cusped niches, beneath a brattished cornice. The
aisles and nave clerestorey are battlemented, the aisles with
stepped buttresses on the north side with corbelled grotesques
and panelled crocketed pinnacles. The north aisle has 6 three
light windows, one to each end and 4 to the north, all with
cavetto mullions, hollow moulded surrounds, cusped heads and
panel tracery with continuous hood mould. The pointed north door
is in a continuously moulded surround with empty statue niche
over. The lead rainwater heads are dated 1708. The east end of
the nave was closed off in brick in Flemish bond in 1706. To
either side of the blocking are stepped buttresses, and it
contains a central pointed blank arch with moulded surround,
above which is a chamfered offset and 3 ashlar panels recording
the work in 1706. In the east gable is a 2 light window. The
south aisle has 3 light windows matching those to the north. The
clerestorey has 4 two light windows, panel tracery and chamfered
surrounds. The gabled south porch has a continuously moulded
outer door with fleurons and moulded hood, above is a moulded
ogee niche. The parapet has angel supporters and fine running
vine scroll decoration. To the gable is an original floriated
crucifixus. Inside the porch, on the east wall is an inscription
recording the donor John Goddard. Side benches, and in the north
east angle an octagonal stoup with ogee head, above which is a
cusped niche. The south doorway is continuously moulded. and
retains its early C15 wooden door with panel traceried head, now
with C18 wicket. The porch roof is original with moulded
principals and arched braced ties. Interior. 5 bay nave arcades
with octagonal piers, moulded capitals and hollow chamfered
arches. Tall matching tower arch has concave moulded imposts.
Chancel arch has wave moulded reveals and double chamfered arch.
In the aisles are cusped headed piscina. The roofs are all
original with moulded principals, bosses and demi figure
supporters. The nave roof has arch braces, and above the tie
beams are pierced cusped traceried panels. In the north aisle 2
windows retain C15 grisaille glass, with figures of saints and
canopies. Fittings. The spectacular tower and chancel screens
have tall narrow cusped gablettes in broader panelled traceried
arches. Over the opening of the tower screen an inscription to
the donor John Dudeck. In the aisles are 3 matching parclose
screens with ogee heads and panel tracery. The complete set of
benches have carved poppy head ends and original back seats and
rests. Early C18 panelled octagonal pulpit, with swept base. In
the north aisle is a large painted arms of George I in a panelled
wooden surround with moulded cornice. In the tower a set of 4
commandment boards. The C15 octagonal font has panelled sides
and base containing tracery and shields. C19 conical softwood
cover. Monuments. In the north chapel a small brass wall plaque
to Mary Andrews d.1728 with Memento Mori in plain ashlar
surround. In the floor of the north chapel a C15 ashlar slab
with cross fleury on stepped base.

Listing NGR: TF5509369098

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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