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Church of St Nicholas, Swallow

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196378

OS Grid Reference: TA1719901111
OS Grid Coordinates: 517199, 401111
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4937, -0.2348

Location: Swallow, Lincolnshire LN7 6DB

Locality: Swallow
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN7 6DB

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Listing Text

(North side)

2/23 Church of
St Nicholas

Church c.llOO, C15, restored in 1860 by James Fowler. Ironstone
rubble, some limestone rubble, ironstone ashlar, slate roofs.
west tower, nave, south porch, rectangular chancel. Late Cll
West tower with plinth. C19 lancet on west front and 3 Cll
bellopenings, each consisting of small weathered lancet. Moulded
Cll parapet above. North side of nave has round headed arches of
2 blocked early C12 arcade bays. 2 windows inserted by Fowler,
each with 2 pointed cusped lights with quatrefoil above and
polychrome voussoirs. Embedded beneath west window is an Cll
grave marker's round head with 4 radiating petals. West corner
of north wall of chancel has part of blocked arcade visible.
Chancel appears to have been raised in C19. East end has plinth
and C19 ashlar bands. Pointed C19 east window of 3 lights with
tracery, hoodmould and labelstopheads. Gable above with finial.
Southside of chancel has C19 ashlar bands and pointed C19 window
2 lights with tracery, hoodmould labelstop heads and polychrome
voussoirs. In west corner where the chancel meets the nave is a
fragment of moulded abacus of former arcade. Plinth runs round
nave which has pointed C19 window of 3 lights with tracery
hoodmould, headlabelstops and polychrome voussoirs. C19 south
porch with pointed double chamfered west doorway with keeled
hoodmould and re-used C15 headlabelstop. Painted chamfered west
door inside porch with C19 hoodmould headlabelstops and plank
door. Cll interior tower arch with round head, large moulded
impost blocks and plank door. Early C12 pointed, double chamfered
chancel arch dies into imposts. C19 roofs. C20 pulpit, lecturn,
reading desk, pews and altar rail. Font of c.llOO, basin shaped
on pedestal with scallop pattern round brim. Various C19
monuments, including large, pinnacled ashlar monument to the
Thorold family in the 1870's.

Listing NGR: TA1719901111

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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