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Church of St Germain, Scothern

Description: Church of St Germain

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196935

OS Grid Reference: TF0334977410
OS Grid Coordinates: 503349, 377410
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2836, -0.4513

Location: 12 Church Street, Scothern, Lincolnshire LN2 2UF

Locality: Scothern
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN2 2UF

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Listing Text


5/64 Church of
St. Germain

Parish church. c.1200, late C13, c.1590, 1796, 1840, 1876
restoration by Kirke of Sleaford, 1904 rebuilding of chancel and
vestry. Coursed and squared limestone rubble, with some red
brick and ashlar dressings, plain tiled roofs with stone coped
gables. Western tower, nave, chancel, north transept and vestry.
The tower of c.1591 has 3 stages with plinth, clasping angle
buttresses, 2 moulded string courses and embattled parapet with
pinnacles and gargoyles. In the belfry stage are paired louvred
2 centred arched lights set in semi-circular headed chamfered
openings. To south wall first stage is a semi-circular headed
window with double chamfered surround. The west door is a reused
C13 double chamfered pointed opening with hood mould and human
head label stops. Above is a double chamfered pointed headed
window and to second stage an C18 clock in a moulded stone
surround. Up the N.E. angle of the tower is a staircase lit by
plain vertical lights. The west wall of the north aisle has a
Cl9 window with above a square opening to roof space, to the
right of which is a reset medieval stone head. The C19 transept,
in squared rubble, has a corbelled oversailing eaves course. In
the north wall is a 4 light window in C16 style, and in the east
wall is a doorway with chamfered surround and cornice. Beyond,
the north wall of the north aisle has a C19 2 light window with
a trefoil over. The C20 vestry has a single light window with
scissor arched head, and a similar window in the east wall. The
east wall of the chancel has a 3 light window with derived
curvilinear tracery. To south wall are 3 similar windows with
beneath a priests' door. The south wall of the nave has 2 C19 2
light windows with trefoils over and a dentillated brick eaves
course. Interior. The tower arch c.1200 has massive half
engaged circular responds and abaci with reset double chamfered
arch. The chancel arch of c.1200, and reset, consists of triple
shafts with bases and developed waterleaf capitals supporting an
ill fitting double chamfered arch. C20 arch to organ chamber.
Nave has a C18 dentillated cornice and a stanchion supporting a
lintel over entrance to transept. All fittings including font
are C19 or later. On the transept east wall is a painted royal
arms dated 1796. By the pulpit is a fine early C13 grave marker
with tapering sides and relief cross fleury with petalled
pellets between the arms of the cross. The C20 reredos
incorporates a possibly earlier painting of the Adoration of the

Listing NGR: TF0334977410

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Source: English Heritage

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