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Church of St. Michael, Toft Newton

Description: Church of St. Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196539

OS Grid Reference: TF0510487358
OS Grid Coordinates: 505104, 387358
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3726, -0.4217

Location: Clay Lane, Toft Newton, Lincolnshire LN8 3NF

Locality: Toft Newton
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 3NF

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Listing Text

(Newton by Toft)

11/59 Church of
St. Michael

1-11-66 II*

Parish Church; C12, C13, C14, C16, restoration of 1860 by James
Fowler of Louth. Roughly coursed limestone and ironstone rubble
with ashlar quoins and dressings. Slate roofs with stone coped
gables and cross fleury to ridges. Nave with western bellcote,
chancel, south porch. West end has single C19 lancet and C19
gabled ashlar bellcote with single bell opening. On the north
side of the nave the blocked 3 bay arcade visible. It is lit by
2 C19 lancets and a single C19 2 light window. Towards the east
end is a chimney stack the top part in ashlar with foiled
quatrefoil decoration. The east end has a single C19 2 light
window. The south side of the chancel has a 2 light late C13 2
light window with recut Y tracery. The nave has 3 light C16
window with roll moulded reveals and four centred head. The
south porch and south doorway are C19 Early English style. The
interior: The blocked late C13 3 bay north arcade has octagonal
columns and plain capitals. The chancel arch is C12, small and
narrow with no decoration. All furnishings and fittings date
from the 1860 restoration as does the stained glass in chancel
and east end. The floor is partly of Minton tiles. The font
is a plain octagonal bowl on a C19 base. Monuments: In the
chancel, in C19 plain alcoves on either side of the altar are 2
miniature C14 stone effigies. That on the north is of a lady,
hands in prayer and feet resting on a dog. Inscribed in
Lombardic script is her name "Helaine", On the south side is a
male civilian with his feet on a woolstack, inscribed "William".
Both figures lie on small coffin shaped slabs and have been
colour washed.

Listing NGR: TF0510487358

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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