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Church of St Mary, Knaith

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 197066

OS Grid Reference: SK8279184617
OS Grid Coordinates: 482791, 384617
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3520, -0.7577

Locality: Knaith
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN21 5PE

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/19 Church of
16.12.64 St. Mary

G.V. II*

Parish church. C11, early C14, early C18. Coursed limestone
rubble, limestone herringbone, limestone ashlar. Plain tiled
double ridge roofs with stone coped gables and small wooden
bellcote with slatted sides and lead covered gable. Square plan.
Moulded plinthand upper string course run across third of the
wall to left with ashlar quoins and large blocked rectangular
window above. Masonry to right includes several large areas of
herringbone. North side with moulded plinth and upper String
course. To west, a large, pointed blocked C14 doorway with
chamfered surround all in one, hood mould and head label stops.
Large rectangular window to left with 3 lights and chamfered
mullions. 2 gables above with flat section between. East side
with quoined north and south corners and masonry breaks and more
quoins several yards from each corner. South side with moulded
plinth and upper string course. Large early C14 windows with
pointed heads, 3 pointed lights with reticulated tracery, hood
mould and head label stops. Doorway to left with pointed head
and chamfered surround, hood mould, head label stops and plank
door. South corbel head supports south gable. Interior divided
by massive early C18 3 bay arcade running north tosouth with
plain round heads, keystones and imposts. Cl8 panelled ceiling
cuts off top of south windows. Fine Cl7 polygonal pulpit with
sounding board with ornate round beaded panels with fluted
pilasters, cable decoration, flowerheads and petalled bands. Urn
finial surmounts sounding board. Lectern attached to left at
lower level, partly restored. C17 choir stalls with ornate
panels with flowerheads, bayleaf bands and acorn finials. Rustic
C18 pews with poppyheads. Early C14 octagonal font with
reticulated traceried panels and large devil and animal heads.
Black and white marble monument on south wall with fluted
pilasters, pinnacles, cusped pointed head and urn, of Henry
Dalton, died 1821. Several C15 incised tomb stones set into
floor. C19 baldachino over altar. Originally convent church of
Cistercian nunnery of Heynings. Chancel destroyed at
dissolution, church reformed in 1630.

Listing NGR: SK8279184617

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Source: English Heritage

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