Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196101
OS Grid Reference: TF4013977070
OS Grid Coordinates: 540139, 377070
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2721, 0.1000
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SOUTH THORESBY CHURCH LANE
TF 47 NW (east side)
2/35 Church of
Parish church. 1738, restored 1872. Red brick in English bond
with ashlar dressings. Lead roofs with stone coped gables.
Western tower, nave, chancel. 3 stage tower with chamfered
plinth, 2 stone bands, offset belfry stage with plain parapet and
crocketed corner pinnacles. To the belfry stage are semi-
circular headed blocked openings with ashlar key and impost
blocks, to the south and north, and a similar louvred opening to
the west with ashlar surround. The south doorway is of 6 panels,
set in a Gibbsian surround with pediment in the field of which
is carved the date 1738. The leaded west window is a taller
version of the belfry light. The side walls of the nave have
plinth and brick dentillated eaves, with 2 semi-circular headed
lights at the west end. The chancel east window is a Venetian
window in matching style with broad pilasters dividing the
lights. Interior. Nave and chancel are undifferentiated.
Deeply coved ceiling cornice. Turned and fluted balusters re-
used in altar rail. Octagonal panelled C18 pulpit and readers
desk. All other fittings are C19 except for the C14 octagonal
font with traceried panels to the bowl. Monuments. On the south
wall of the nave a marble wall plaque in the form of an obelisk
to Willoughby Wood d.1786 with oval cartouche depicting a rose
bush with a single fallen rose.
Listing NGR: TF4013977070
Source: English Heritage
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