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Church of St Peter, Normanby By Spital

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196786

OS Grid Reference: TF0011388110
OS Grid Coordinates: 500113, 388110
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3804, -0.4964

Location: 2 Main Street, Normanby-by-Spital, Lincolnshire LN8 2HE

Locality: Normanby By Spital
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 2HE

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Listing Text

(East side)

6/30 Church of St Peter
30.11.66 I

Parish church, now vested in Redundant Churches Fund. C12,
c.120O, C13, C14, C15, and restoration of 1890. Coursed
limestone rubble, some banded with ironstone, ashlar dressings,
lead roofs. Western tower, nave with clerestorey, north and
south aisles, chancel. The unbuttressed C12 3 stage tower has a
single weathered chevron string course and an embattled parapet
with corner pinnacles and gargoyles. In the south side are 2
pieces of chevron decorated ashlar used in the fabric, one to the
left of the round headed 1st floor window, the other near the
angle with the south aisle. The west wall has a further fragment
of C12 masonry and a C13 lancet. The paired belfry C13 lights
have C15 hood moulds on south and west sides only. The north
side has paired C14 belfry lights with ogee heads with hood
moulds and one remaining human head label stop. In the north
west angle of the nave is a large vertical stone used as a quoin,
possibly a cross shaft. The west wall of the aisle has a small
C12 round headed light. The north doorway is blocked, with
chamfered surround and lintel. Above this are several large
pieces of ashlar in a line. Further east are a pair of C13
lancets with simple chamfered surrounds. The east window of the
aisle is also a lancet but recut in C19. Visible in this wall
are the lower parts of an arch into a now vanished north chapel
which was also entered by the blocked archway in the chancel.
The east wall of the chancel is in banded ironstone and limestone
and has a C19 2 light window. In the east walls of nave and
tower the earlier steep pitches of the nave roof can be seen. At
the east end the upstanding foundations of an apse can be seen.
On the south side it is clear from the line of quoins that the
chancel has been lengthened by about 2 feet. The south wall of
the chancel has a C14 2 light window with trefoil heads to
lights, and a cinquefoil over, under a hood mould. The south
aisle was rebuilt in 1890 and has paired ogee headed lights to
the east wall and to the south wall are reset C14 paired lights
with ogee heads, chamfered square surround and hood mould. The
south doorway is a C19 copy of a C14 pointed and moulded doorway.
The cterestorey on north and south sides has 2 paired lights
having trilobe heads and square chamfered surrounds. Interior;
the 2 bay c.1200 north arcade has circular pier and responds,
square spurred bases and abacii with elaborate stiff leaf
capitals. The single chamfered round arches have rounded stops
and chamfered hood moulds. The south arcade has circular pier,
responds, bases and abacii with formal stiff leaf capitals
supporting C13 double chamfered pointed arches. The tower arch
is of c.1200 with semi-circular head, plastered reveals and
ashlar chamfered imposts. The chancel arch has late C12 semi-
circular imposts with stiff leaf capitals and a C13 double
chamfered arch. To the south of the chancel arch in the east
wall of the nave is a blocked squint to the south aisle chapel.
3 trusses in the south aisle are reused C16 but the remainder of
the roofs date from C19. The altar table at the east end of the
north aisle dates from C17 and has turned legs. On the west
wall of the nave is a painted donations board dated 1767. All
other fittings are of C19, including the cast iron tortoise stove
from Halstead, Essex, and the 2 oil lamps on brass brackets in
the aisles. The font is late C12 in the shape of a mortar with
4 vertical bands, one of which terminates in a shield; it stands
on a C19 base.

Listing NGR: TF0011688110

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Source: English Heritage

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