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Parish Church of St Mary, Riseholme

Description: Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196930

OS Grid Reference: SK9836475665
OS Grid Coordinates: 498364, 375665
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2689, -0.5266

Location: Riseholme, Lincolnshire LN2 2LF

Locality: Riseholme
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN2 2LF

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Listing Text


4/59 Parish Church of
30.11.66 St. Mary

G.V. II*

Parish church. 1850. By S.S. Teulon. Coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings, decorative plain tiled roof with raised
stone coped gables. Nave with western bellcote, south porch,
vestry and chancel. The fenestration is in a Victorian
curvilinear decorated style. The west end has a slightly
projecting bay, marked by stepped buttresses, which rises to form
a gabled bellcote. The west window is of 4 lights and above is a
plain opening with cusped head. The north nave wall has stepped
gabled buttresses, at the west end is a single light window and
to the east are 3 windows of 2 lights. The projecting vestry at
the east end has angle buttresses and an off centre pointed and
moulded headed door with to west a cusped headed light and above
a bulbous triangular window containing mouchettes. To the
chancel north wall is a 2 light window and at the east end is a
large 5 light window. Beneath is a foundation stone laid by John
Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln, of 1850. Chancel south wall has one 2
light and a 3 light window. The nave south wall matches that to
the north but has a projecting gabled porch with a pointed
moulded outer arch with drip moulded label stops and cusping to
the underside of the head. There are single bulbous triangular
lights to the side walls and the inner arch is also pointed and
moulded, without capitals. The planked doors have original
foliate decorative ironwork. Interior. At the west end the
window has a larger rear arch with nook shafts. The chancel arch
is in a C13 style with filleted responds, annular capitals and
moulded pointed head. To left is a trefoil headed light to
vestry. The nave has a fine hammer beam roof with moulded
principals and corbels having ball flower ornament. To vestry,
north side of chancel, is a moulded archway. The east window has
rear arch with nook shafts. The chancel has arch braced roof
with moulded principals and corbels. All fittings, including the
handsome octagonal font and the stained glass in the chancel are
c.1850. In the chancel is a fine encaustic tiled floor with
tiled inscriptions to the risers of the chancel and sanctuary
step. This church was founded by Bishop John Kaye D.D. of

Listing NGR: SK9836475665

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Source: English Heritage

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