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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Owmby

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196790

OS Grid Reference: TF0001887349
OS Grid Coordinates: 500018, 387349
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3735, -0.4981

Location: Church Lane, Owmby, Lincolnshire LN8 2HN

Locality: Owmby
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN8 2HN

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Listing Text


Church of
St. Peter and
6/34 St. Paul

30.11.66 I

Parish Church. C12, c.1200, C13, C14, C16, chancel rebuilt 1808,
C20. Coursed limestone rubble in part banded with squared
blocks, ashlar, pantile and lead roofs. Western tower, nave,
north aisle, chancel, south vestry. The C13 tower of 2 stages
has large quoins and the tall unbuttressed lower stage is
seperated from the belfry by a chamfered string course beneath a
plain parapet. The C13 west door has a chamfered surround, hood
mould and human head label stops. Above is a C14 ogee headed
light. To the belfry stage are C13 paired lancets on all 4
sides. The west wall of the north aisle has a 2 light window
with C20 tracery in C14 reveals and hood mould. North wall of
the aisle is in 2 parts, the eastern one being in banded work,
the western part in coursed limestone rubble. In the west part
is a late C13. 2 light geometric window with trefoil. In the
east part is a C19 3 light wooden traceried window in a C16
concave moulded reveal. In the east wall is a late C13 3 light
window with Y tracery, moulded mullions and hood mould. The
north wall of the chancel has a C15 2 light window with trefoil
heads to the lights with paired mouchettes over and chamfered
pointed reveal. The east window is late C13 with 3 lights,
geometric tracery, trefoil heads, 2 cinquefoil and one trefoil
in the head of the window. The reveals are chamfered with
rudimentary annular capitals. The concave moulded hoods have
floriate label stops. Beneath the capitals are small curious
sinuous shapes on either side which interrupt the chamfered
reveals. The vestry has plain chamfered door and window
surrounds. Onthe south side, the offset stub of the earlier
chancel wall can be seen in which is a C15 2 lightwindow the
upper tracery of which has been renewed in C20. The south wall
of the nave has 3 C19 windows, one single and two paired lights
in late C13 style. Interior; the entry is through the tower.
The 3 bay late C12 north arcade has massive square bases which
appear to belong to an earlier phase. The circular piers and
responds have square bulbous- leafed capitals and 2 slightly
pointed chamfered arches with hood mould and human head label
stops. The tower doorway is c.1200 and has a plain order with
slightly pointed head. The C19 chancel arch has a single
chamfered order with stop chamfers and annular capitals. The
east window of the aisle appears from internal evidence to have
been inserted as the rear arch is C12. In the north wall are the
reveals of a former doorway which has been partly blacked and cut
through by a later C13 window. There are extensive traces of
paint on the arcade including black and yellow chevrons on the
inner order of the eastern arch. At the west end of the nave
are 2 command boards dated 1805. In the vestry is a large keeled
C13 respond base. All other fittings are C19, apart from the
font which is made from reused sections of a massive drum pillar,
quite out of scale with anything which survives, and of uncertain
date. The topmost section is probably a reused and inverted
capital of which one plain volute survives. Monument; in the
chancel north wall is a chaste limestone plaque with marble
veining, to John Barr and John Dudding, dated 1778.

Listing NGR: TF0001687351

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Source: English Heritage

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