Description: Church of St Nichols
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196361
OS Grid Reference: TA1397801914
OS Grid Coordinates: 513978, 401914
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5016, -0.2831
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TA 10 SW CABOURNE MAIN STREET
1/6 Church of
Parish church. C11, C15, 1872 by Sir A.W. Bomfield. Ironstone
rubble, ironstone and limestone ashlar. Plain tile roofs. West
tower, nave, south porch, rectangular chancel and north recess.
Cll west tower with bell stage of 1872. Plinth on all 3 sides.
West doorway with round headed arch with voussoirs, plain
tympanum, large impost blocks and C20, ribbed door with
rectangular head. Single narrow lancet above. Moulded
stringcourse of 1872 runs underneath bell openings on all 4
sides, each consisting of 2 round headed lights divided by plain
shaft with cushion capital. Plain, heavy corbel table above,
moulded eaves and steeply pointed pyramidal roof with weather
vane. Nave and chancel mostly rebuilt in 1872, plinth runs round
north aisle. Paired Cl9 lights with hoodmoulds flank blocked Cll
doorway with round headed arch, plain tympanum with roll above,
imposts and chamfered jambs. To the east a single C19 lancet.
Plinth continues round chancel and north projection. Single Cll
lancet re-set in latter. East end has cluster of C19 lancets
with hoodmoulds and ornate floral label stops. Coped gable above
with finial. Below, 2 Cll grave markers with round heads with
crosses on rectangular bases lean against the wall. Plinth
continues round southside of chancel and nave. Chancel has
paired C19 lancets with hoodmould based on pre-1872 window
design. Single blocked Cll lancet to west. Nave has pair of C19
lancets and a single C19 lancet to west, all with hoodmoulds.
C19 porch with ashlar dressed plinth and paired lancets on east
and west walls. Squat clasping, ashlar dressed buttresses
flanked pointed doorways with filleted hoodmould, floral label
stops and moulded jambs. Coped gable above with finial. Porch
interior has pointed C19 doorway with roll moulding and plank
rectangular door. West of porch, C15 rectangular window remains
with 2 cusped ogee lights with hoodmould. Large Cll interior
tower arch with roundhead, voussoirs, large heavy impost blocks
and quoined jambs. C19 double chamfered pointed chancel arch
with inner order supported on corbel. Cl9 double chamfered
pointed arch leads to north recess. East window is flanked by
nook shafts supporting roll moulded arch with fillet. Filleted
hoodmould with floral stops. C19 roofs, C20 pews, pulpit and
lecturn. C19 aumbry in south wall of chancel. Late Cll drum
font with interlaced arches with cable decoration above and
below. Source: Natte's drawing of 1803 in the Bank's Collection
Vol 1 p.259, Lincoln Library.
Listing NGR: TA1397801914
Source: English Heritage
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