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Church of St Michael, Buslingthorpe

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197127

OS Grid Reference: TF0803485155
OS Grid Coordinates: 508034, 385155
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3523, -0.3784

Location: Buslingthorpe, Lincolnshire LN3 5AQ

Locality: Buslingthorpe
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN3 5AQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Buslingthorpe Medieval Village Remains, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


1/1 Church of
1.11.66 St. Michael

G.V. II*

Parish church, now closed. C13, C14, 1835 restoration and
rebuilding by A. J. Wilson. Coursed limestone rubble, yellow
brick with ashlar dressings, slate roofs having stone coped
gables. Western tower, nave, chancel. The 2 stage C14 tower has
a plinth and offset to belfry with pyramidal slate roof. The
west window is an elegant lancet with trefoil head. The belfry
stage has single ogee cusped headed C19 lights in rectangular
chamfered surrounds, to each side. The north wall of the nave
which is in brick, has a C14 recut 3 light window having cusped
heads to the lights and flat lintel. The east and 2 south nave
wall windows match the north nave window but are C19. The south
doorway is single chamfered with pointed head and hood mould.
Above the door is a blank panel with hood mould over. Interior.
The tower arch is single chamfered and pointed, without capitals.
The C14 chancel arch has octagonal responds and capitals and is
double chamfered. All fittings are C19 except for the font which
has reused octagonal bowl. In the upper lights of the east
window are small panels of C14 stained glass. Monuments. In the
north east corner of the nave is a late C13 recumbent effigy of a
knight, feet resting on a lion, head resting on a cushion
supported by angels. The figure wears chain mail, helmet and
surcoat with rowell spurs and the figure rests on a tomb chest
with a frieze of quatrefoils containing shields. On a ledge at
the top of the chest is an inscription. Set in the west wall of
the nave is a tapering limestone tombstone with Lombardic
inscription round the edge. It retains a brass depicting a demi-
figure of a knight in chain mail and surcoat, head resting on a
pillow with ogee corners and mailed hands holding a heart.
Beneath is the matrix for a second now vanished shield shaped
panel. This early C14 brass to Richard de Boselyngthorpe is one
of the earliest military brasses in England.

Listing NGR: TF0803485155

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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