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Church of St Mary, Walesby

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196426

OS Grid Reference: TF1328992294
OS Grid Coordinates: 513289, 392294
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4153, -0.2969

Location: Rasen Road, Walesby, Lincolnshire LN8 3UR

Locality: Walesby
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 3UR

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Listing Text

(north Side)

6/68 Church of St. Mary
1.11.66. (formerly listed as Church of
II* St Mary and All Saints)

Parish Church. 1914 by Temple Moore. Coursed ironstone
rubble, ironstone ashlar. Plain tile roofs. West tower, nave
with central arcade, rectangular chancel with north vestry and
low outhouse. West tower with broad buttress to north with
pointed west door with ashlar surround, hoodmould and plank door.
Rectangular 2 light window above with leaded lights and hood
mould. South side has small rectangular light low down in south
east corner. Paired bell openings on all 4 sides under
rectangular heads with wooden shutters pierced by heart-shaped
openings. West side of north aisle has 2 light rectangular
window with leaded lights and hoodmould. North side proper has
rectangular window of 2 lights with leaded lights. Large
buttress with set off beyond and another 2 light rectangular
window with leaded lights. Low coal bunker and outhouse with
doorway with Caenarvon head and plank door. Large north vestry
with chimney, 2 light rectangular window with leaded lights and
hoodmould and door with Caernavon head and plank door. Gabled
east end of vestry has 3 light rectangular window with hoodmould.
Stone embedded in east corner of chancel with dedication to
Percival Laurence, rector of Walesby 1879-1913. Gabled east end
of chancel has pointed window with 3 cusped lights, C19 tracery
and hoodmould. South side of chancel has 3 light rectangular
window with leaded lights and hoodmould to east and doorway with
Caernavon head and plank door to west with pointed window of 2
cusped lights, C19 tracery and hoodmould beyond. Projecting
south nave aisle has rectangular 2 light window with leaded
lights to east and large buttress with set off to west with 3
light rectangular window with leaded lights and hoodmould,
beyond. Interior has striking central 2 bay nave arcade with
very tall piers of complex design and pointed richly moulded
arches. Pointed moulded chancel arch with outer order running
into stringcourse to north and south sides above small paired
pointed openings allowing vision through to chancel creating a
'screen-effect'. 2 plain pointed arches lead into north vestry.
South east chancel window and east window of vestry each have C15
traceried 3 light windows set in front of those by Moore, to
great effect. Fittings all of 1914, except for C12 octagonal
stone font on scored supporting column with octagonal abacus and
2 ornate C19 chairs.

Listing NGR: TF1328992294

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Source: English Heritage

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