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Church of St Andrew, Stainton Le Vale

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196372

OS Grid Reference: TF1762294413
OS Grid Coordinates: 517622, 394413
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4334, -0.2310

Locality: Stainton Le Vale
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 6HP

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/17 Church of
1.11.66. St. Andrew


Parish church. c1300, restored 1886 and c1914 after falling
into ruin in C17. Ironstone rubble, ashlar dressings, some
brick with rendering. Slate roofs. West tower including west
porch, nave and chancel in one, north vestry. Squat west tower
of c1300 with triple chamfered pointed arch and plain polygonal
jambs with moulded imposts. Porch interior has flanking stone
benches and a triple chamfered pointed doorway with polygonal
joists, plain capitals and moulded imposts, and C19 plank doors.
North and south sides of tower have large buttresses in eastern
corners up to bell chamber level, with plinths on exposed sides,
and stringcourse on west sides only. Bell chamber openings on 3
sides, that to the west, a single damaged plain pointed light,
that on the north has a triangular head, that on south has a
pointed head. Plain eaves of c1914 with small rectangular blocks
on corners. Weather vane. Rectangular north vestry of 1914 with
lean-to roof. Narrow door to west with wood lintel and plank
door. 2 light partially fixed mullion window to east, with
leaded lights. Gravestone set in wall below. Chimney in south
east corner. North aisle proper has 2 stage buttress with set
off, partially visible where vestry joins wall. To the east is a
pointed window with tracery of c1914 with 2 stage buttress beyond
with added bulging lower stage. Damaged wall to east has traces
of former window visible. North east angle buttress of 3
stages. East end rebuilt in c1914 with large pointed window in
tracery. Embedded in wall to the north is a polygonal pier with
plain moulded capital, necking, base and abacus scored with 2
grooves. Embedded in wall to the south is remnant of columnar
arcade pier with necking and plain capital. South aisle has 4
stage south east angle buttress. 4 large pointed blocked arches
of original south arcade visible. 2 large pointed windows with
tracery of c1914 set in alternate arches. Flanking the windows
are fragmentary moulded and grooved abaci of original arcade
capitals of 4 clustered shafts embedded in wall. Partially
visible chamfered arches of south arcade. Small low buttress
with plinth and single set off to west. Interior south arcade
embedded in south wall visible in fragmentary condition. The
western most capital remnant of a cluster has roll moulding with
fillet. Second capital from west has large, single circular
capital partially visible. 3rd pier from west has fragmentary
cluster of 2 shafts with plain capitals and grooved abaci.
Eastern most pier has fragmentary cluster of 2 shafts with plain
capital and grooved abacus. Deep set vestry door on north side
with segmental head and plain parellel doors. C19 plank
wainscotting to sills, C19 pews, lectern etc. C20 octagonal

Listing NGR: TF1762294413

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Source: English Heritage

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