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Church of St Vincent, Burton

Description: Church of St Vincent

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196976

OS Grid Reference: SK9617174590
OS Grid Coordinates: 496171, 374590
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2596, -0.5598

Location: Main Street, Burton, Lincolnshire LN1 2RD

Locality: Burton
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN1 2RD

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Listing Text


9/12 Church of

G.V. II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, 1678, 1795. Coursed limestone
rubble, ashlar dressings, slate roofs. West tower, nave,
chancel, vestry. Tower of 3 stages, 1678, with plinth, 2 moulded
string courses, embattled parapet, angle pinnacles and clasped
stepped buttresses to first stage only. North and south sides
have single rectangular lights to first floor; belfry has large
rectangular cross mullioned louvred lights in 4 directions. West
doorway is a reused C12 opening, originally with a rounded head
but somewhat reset to its present 3 centred shape. Nook shafts
support reeded imposts, roll moulded head with fillet to billet
moulded hood with scallops to outer face. Fine C17 fielded and
panelled door with original hinges. Above is an inserted Cl.8
oval window. To second stage, a wooden lozenge shaped clock
face. North side of the nave has a bow to accommodate a fireplace
in the western gallery. Further east are 2 two light C14 windows
with ogee heads and flat hood moulds. Vestry has in its west and
north walls single windows with segmental heads and moulded
reveals, divided into 2 halves by brattished transomes; below
are 2 lights, above are 4 with cusped 3 centred arched heads. In
the east wall is a C13 lancet. East wall of chancel has a fine
C14 3 light reticulated window with 3 cusped ogee headed lights,
with hood mould and human head label stops. South wall of
chancel contains a C14 3 light window with ogee heads to the
lights and a flat hood mould, and in the nave south wall are 2
similar windows. Interior. In the tower vestibule are stairs to
the gallery, with 6 panelled double doors above. Nave is entered
through a 6 panelled door which has an eared surround to the east
side. The semi-circular chancel arch has a single plain order
and a second similar but chamfered arch opens into the vestry
through the north wall of the chancel. West gallery of 1795 with
dentillated cornice and panelled front. In the gallery is a
fireplace at the north end installed by the 6th Baron Monson.
The gallery is panelled to dado height. It contains an C18
Italian gilded altar piece with painting. 1919 carved oak
screen, pulpit, reader's desk; all other fittings including the
font are C19. At the west end, in the gallery, are 2 funeral
hatchments. In the vestibule is a chantry board dated 1815.
There are 2 C17 chests, one in the vestibule and the other in the
vestry. In the east window is a circular panel of stained glass
bearing the Monson arms. Monuments: Christopher Randes, d.l639,
alabaster wall plaque, central carving with deceased kneeling
opposite wife with children behind set in a square frame with
fishscale cornice and above obelisks flanking a cartouche of arms
with memento mori.

Listing NGR: SK9617174590

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Source: English Heritage

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