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Church of All Saints, Brocklesby

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196575

OS Grid Reference: TA1397111315
OS Grid Coordinates: 513971, 411315
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5860, -0.2798

Locality: Brocklesby
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN41 8PJ

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Listing Text


1/25 Church of All

Parish Church. C14, C17, C18, C19 and C20. Ironstone, brick,
ashlar dressings, slate roofs, lead broach spire. West tower,
nave, chancel, north and south porches. C14 west tower with
moulded plinth, of 3 stages separated by chamfered string
courses. In the west side is a giant recessed pointed arch,
double chamfered, without capitals. The underside is diagonally
vaulted with 4 facetted ribs resting on grotesque head corbels.
West tower window of 3 cusped trefoil lights with flowing double
daggers in the upper parts with quatrefoil above. The middle
stage is blank. Belfry stage has 4 paired trefoil headed
openings with quatrefoils over, recessed beneath chamfered
arches. Spire is octagonal, rising as a broach from a square
splayed base and decorated with raised rolled ribs in a lattice
pattern. The spire was apparently re-erected in 1784, but was
previously repaired in 1621, and hence may be of pre-Reformation
date. North wall of nave divided into 3 bays by narrow stepped
buttresses. West bay has a C14 3 light flowing traceried window
recut in the C19, middle bay has a door covered by a blocked late
C18 rusticated brick porch with keystone pediment. The east bay
has a C14 3 light window with an ogee head flanked by trefoils,
with flowing tracery. C14 chancel of 2 bays, marked by stepped
butresses, each containing a single 3 light flowing traceried
window with an ogee head flanked by trefoils. East chancel
window has angled butresses and single C14 3 light flowing
traceried light with trefoil heads. South chancel wall of 2
bays, more easterly contains a partially recut C14 window with a
pointed head and a door, recut, but with a moulded surround and
hoodmould. The western bay has a 3 light C14 window. Nave south
wall of 3 bays, the outer pair having C14 3 light windows, the
central one with a brick rusticated porch with a plinth a band
and a dropped keystone and pediment, covers a C14 pointed headed
door with 2 orders of sunk wave mouldings and a moulded hood. At
the west end of the south wall of the nave is an angle staircase
providing access to the tower and supported accross the angle by
a corbel stone bearing a small beast head. Inside the tower arch
matches that outside with 2 chamfered orders. A pointed headed
door to the south affords access to the tower via the external
stair. The chancel arch is also C14 and is unusually of 2
continuous chamfered orders terminating in square bases.
Otherwise roofs and fittings are C19 apart from the very fine
late C18 organ, by James Wyatt, the turned alter rails of c1700
and the superb late C17 lectern in the customary form of an
eagle, but with the unusual embellishments of scrolly brackets
and putti heads. Font is of marble and dated 1948. In the
chancel are 2 fine C17 monuments. On the south side to William
Pelham, knight, d.1629 showing him and his lady reclining on a
rich tomb chest on which are depictd 14 children kneeling as well
as 3 chrisms beneath 3 semicircular headed arches, on the rear
panels of which are coloured marble veneers. At the knight's
feet is a peacock and at his lady's a moorish king's head. The
other monument to a William Pelham shows him and his wife
kneeling opposite one another, he with 3 sons, she with 3
by 3 Corinthian columns and the centre of which is a carved and
painted shield of arms. Of the later monuments, that to Charles
Pelham, Lord Worsley, killed at Flanders 1914, is notable since
it is in a pleasing C17 style. North wall of the nave has a full 1
length sculpture of Marcia, Countess of Yarborough, with 2
children, d.1926, and a vigorous plaque to Charles 4th Earl of
Yarborough, d.1936, depicting his arms and 3 roundels showing the
deceased flanked by Masonic insignia and a view of Lincoln

Listing NGR: TA1397011318

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Source: English Heritage

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