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Church of St Chad, Harpswell

Description: Church of St Chad

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196733

OS Grid Reference: SK9358789959
OS Grid Coordinates: 493587, 389959
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3982, -0.5939

Location: A631, Harpswell, Hemswell, Lincolnshire DN21 5UX

Locality: Harpswell
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN21 5UX

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Listing Text

(East side)

4/42 Church of
St. Chad

Parish church. Late Cll, C13, C14, restored C19. Coursed and
uncoursed limes-tone rubble, some limestone ashlar, plain tiled
roofs with stone coped gables. West tower, nave with south aisle
and south porch, rectangular chancel. Cll west tower with plinth
and quoins. Pointed early C13 west window with hood mould and
label stops. Stone with pointed head above with inscription
commemorating the erection of a clock in 1746 in memory of
the Duke of Cumberland's "victory over the rebels". South side
has narrow rectangular light. Bell chamber openings on 3 sides,
restored in C19, each with 2 round headed openings separated by
deep-set round pier with primitive volute capital. Moulded eaves
above with parapet with ornate corner pinnacles. North nave wall
rebuilt in C19, with 2 rectangular windows each of 3 cusped
lights with ogee heads, reticulated tracery and hood mould.
Large 2 stage buttress to east. Lower C19 chancel with plain
north and south walls, and 3 light pointed east window with
geometric tracery. East end of south aisle with plinth and
large, pointed early C14 window with tracery restored in C19, of
3 lights, that in the centre with ogee head flanked by round
headed lights with 5 cusped mouchettes above. C14 hood mould and
head label stops. South side of south aisle of uncoursed rubble
with mid C14 tall rectangular window to east with 2 lights with
cusped flattened ogee heads, 4 cusped mouchettes above,
rectangular hood mould and head label stops. Large 4 light
rectangular window restored in C19, to the west with 4 cusped
flattened ogee heads and 8 cusped mouchettes, rectangular hood
mould and label stop heads. C14 south porch with small 2 light
window with cusped ogee heads under rectangular head, in east
side. Low single stage buttress to east with large pointed south
doorway with inner, chamfered order supported on polygonal
capitals with polygonal responds, and scored and moulded outer
order and hood mould. West side of porch has 2 stage C14
buttress with rectangular window in west side with 2 cusped ogee
headed lights, restored in C19. Porch interior flanked by stone
benches with pointed C19 doorway, C20 plank door and hood mould
and re-used C14 label stop heads. Above, to the east a niche
with shallow triangular head. South west corner of nave has 2
stage angle buttresses. Large, pointed late C13 west window of
south aisle of 3 lights with trefoiled heads and plate tracery of
3 trefoils restored in C19. C14 interior tower arch with double
chamfered pointed head supported on polygonal capitals and
responds. South arcade of c.1300 of 3 bays. 2 bays of c.1300
to west with double chamfered round heads, semi-circular west
respond and central round pier, with plain capitals, hood moulds

Listing NGR: SK9358689964

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Source: English Heritage

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