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Church of St Michael, Glentworth

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196726

OS Grid Reference: SK9458488106
OS Grid Coordinates: 494584, 388106
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3813, -0.5795

Location: Church Street, Glentworth, Lincolnshire DN21 5DG

Locality: Glentworth
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN21 5DG

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Listing Text

(North side)

4/35 Church of
16.12.64 St. Michael

G.V. II*

Parish church. Late Cll, late C12, mid C14, late C16, 1782,
restored C19, C20. Coursed ironstone and limestone rubble,
ironstone and limestone ashlar with slate roofs and stone coped
gables. West tower, nave and chancel in one with south porch
and north-west lean-to. Late Cll tower with rough quoins. Mid
C14 west window of 3 pointed, cusped lights with 4 heart-shaped
mouchettes above under a pointed head with hood mould. Small,
narrow, round headed Cll light above. South side has small,
narrow, round headed light with flat hood mould and impost
blocks, high up. String course runs beneath bell openings on all
4 sides, restored somewhat in C19. Each bell opening of paired
round headed openings divided by shaft with large, crude volute
capital and palmette ornament down length of outer face. East
side has earlier roof line visible beneath bell opening and clock
above. Moulded parapet above. North side of tower has C21f
lean-to with plank door. North side of nave has 3 C19 windows
each with 2 cusped lights and large mouchette above under round
head. Plain chancel wall, rebuilt late C16. East end with
quoins, gable and large rectangular 5 light C16 mullion and
transom window, the upper lights with shallow pointed heads.
South side of chancel has large blocked rectangular opening to
east and small late C12 doorway to west with sinuous semi-
elliptical head supported by single shaft with volute capital to
left and broad leafed Canterburyesque capital to right. Plain
hood mould and plank door. C19 rectangular window to west, of 3
lights with shallow pointed heads. Nave has 2 round headed
windows each of 2 cusped, pointed lights with Cl9 tracery. C19
gabled south porch with round headed east and west lights and
plain round headed doorway. Porch interior with plain round
headed doorway with plank door. Late Cll interior tower arch
with round head and large impost blocks. Broad, pointed double
chamfered early C13 chancel arch with semi-circular responds and
capitals with stiff trefoil leaves patched with plaster. C19
pews, lecturn, pulpit and altar rail. C20 font. 2 C19 chairs
re-using C16 traceried panels. Large tomb of north wall of
chancel of Sir Christopher Wray, died 1592 and wife, in pink,
white and blue-grey marble. Two recumbent effigies, Sir
Christopher above and a little behind his wife, he in red robes,
black cap and thick ruff; she in black robes, large ruff and
hood. 4 kneeling white marble daughters below. Ornate tomb
recess above with flanking pink marble columns with white and
gold corinthian capitals. Undersurface of recess decorated
with white and gold bay leaves. Plaque inscribed above with
raised plaque above with Sir Christopher's son at prayer flanked
by coats of arms and obelisks. Large white marble monument on
south side of chancel, to Elizabeth Sanderson, died 1714, by
Edward Hurst. 3 central cherub heads beneath ornate baldacchino,
flanked by columns with corinthian capitals with standing putti

Listing NGR: SK9458488106

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Source: English Heritage

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