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Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196125
OS Grid Reference: TF3495165136
OS Grid Coordinates: 534951, 365136
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1662, 0.0173
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BOLINGBROKE MAIN STREET
TF 36 NW
1/30 Church of St. Peter
3.2.67 and St. Paul
Parish church. c.1360, possibly for John of Gaunt. Partly
destroyed in the Civil War, restored 1866 by James Fowler of
Louth, and again in 1889. Squared greenstone rubble, limestone
ashlar, Westmorland slate roofs. Nave, north aisle, north
western tower. The present nave was the south aisle of the Cl4
church. West end of nave has stepped corner buttresses and a
large 4 light C14 window with flowing tracery. Above in the
gable, a quatrefoil. 3 stage tower with stepped corner
buttresses, plinth, 3 moulded string courses, embattled parapet,
4 corner and 4 centre pinnacles, with panelled sides and
crockets. 2 light bell openings with cusped ogee heads.
Continuously moulded doorway with above a 4 light C15 window with
brattishing and panel tracery. Large animal head label stops.
Above an ogee headed niche. C19 north aisle of 3 two light
rectangular headed windows with ogee heads to the lights, pointed
vestry doorway and tall rectangular chimney. At the east end a 3
light window in C14 style. East end of the nave has a large 5
light window with fine flowing tracery and deeply moulded head.
South side has 3 three light windows with cusped heads to the
lights and flowing tracery. Gabled C19 porch with moulded
pointed outer doorway with demi shafts. C14 inner doorway with
moulded pointed head, demi shafts with foliate capitals. To the
east side a holy water stoup on octagonal pillar with cusped and
crocketed canopy. Above the door a large blank quatrefoil and 2
figured corbels. Interior. C14 4 bay nave arcade, now giving
access to the new north aisle, with tall continuously moulded
pointed arches, and filleted orders with moulded bases. Small
C19 pointed doorway into the tower. A large grotesque head is
built into the wall. In the tower, the remains of a fireplace
with 4 centred head, and above an inscribed tablet with stone
surround, regarding a charity given by John Aldred, Rector, in
1653. At the east end of the nave, 2 blank small pointed
openings flank the window. On the south wall an ornate C14
sedilia with crocketed pinnacles, and nodding ogee canopy.
Beyond an ogee headed piscina. A further plainer piscina half
way down the south wall, and a small statue bracket. Fittings
all C19 apart from the C14 font which is octagonal, with
elaborate stem with clustered chamfered shafts with pyramidal
Listing NGR: TF3495165136
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Source: English Heritage
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