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Description: Church of St Edmund
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196740
OS Grid Reference: SK9663490038
OS Grid Coordinates: 496634, 390038
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3983, -0.5481
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SK 99 SE HEMSWELL SPITAL-IN-THE-
3/49 Church of
16.12.64 St. Edmund
Quarter sessions court house now church.C16. Coursed limestone
rubble, limestone ashlar. Slate roof with stone coped gables and
bell turret on east gable of square plan, base, 4 arcaded
openings with four centred arches under rectangular heads and
moulded cornice. Rectangular plan. Plinth. East doorway with
four centred moulded arch under rectangular head, moulded jambs
and plank door. Stone above inscribed:
"Fui Ao Di 1398 }
Non Fui 1594 } Dom Dei et Pauperum
Sum 1616 }
Qui Hanc Deus Hunc Destruet."
and a smaller datestone above inscribed 'G P 1830'. Single cross
mullioned chamfered window on north, west and south sides, each
of 3 lights, upper lights with four centred heads and moulded
cornice. Interior has panelled ceiling with ornate brackets with
corbels. C18 altar rail. C19 lecturns, C20 pews. Inscription
suggests that a hostel for the poor existed on this site in 1398
and 1616, however, it had temporarily fallen out of use in 1594.
Listing NGR: SK9663490038
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Source: English Heritage
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