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Church of St Peter and St Lawrence, Wickenby

Description: Church of St Peter and St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197163

OS Grid Reference: TF0880281959
OS Grid Coordinates: 508802, 381959
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3234, -0.3680

Location: Snarford Road, Wickenby, Lincolnshire LN3 5AW

Locality: Wickenby
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN3 5AW

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Listing Text


4/39 Church of
St.Peter and
30.11.66 St.Lawrence

G.V. II*

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, 1868 restoration by G. G.
Scott. Squared limestone rubble and ashlar, plain tiled and lead
roofs, with stone coped gables. Western tower, nave, chancel,
south aisle and porch. Tower of 3 stages by G. G. Scott, with
moulded plinth, string course, coved cornice with gargoyles at
angles, and corner buttresses. The 4 light west window has
trefoil heads to the lights and central oval motif containing
mouchettes and quatrefoil. Paired cusped headed lights in
chamfered arches to 4 sides of belfry stage. Projecting stair
turret to north east angle of tower. North wall has a single
chamfered round headed C12 blocked doorway. A C15 3 light window
has trefoil heads to the lights, perpendicular panels over, and
is set in a rounded arch with hood mould and beast head stops.
Further east is an interrupted keeled string course with C19 head
terminals and a recut 3 light C14 window with cusped ogee heads
to the lights and flat lintel. The C15 east window is in a
single chamfered 4 centred arched surround containing 3 tightly
cusped headed lights and a brattished transome. Above is a C19
niche flanked by small ogee headed lights. In south wall of
chancel is a 3 light window matching that on the north but with a
reset C14 head above. The south wall of aisle which has a lead
roof has a C14 4 light window with cusped ogee heads and
a segmental chamfered arch over, and in the south and west walls
are single 3 light C14 windows having cusped heads and flat
lintels. The C19 gabled ashlar porch with lead roof has an outer
continuously moulded doorway with flying angel capitals bearing
shields. Inside is the restored continuously moulded C14 doorway
within which the original wooden door survives with contemporary
closing ring and decorative iron fixing plate. The door is
diagonally braced to rear and retains its wrought iron hinges.
Interior. The late C13 3 bay south arcade has double chamfered
arches, octagonal piers and capitals. The C19 tower arch has 3
chamfered arches and octagonal responds. The south aisle has a
C14 piscina with cusped ogee head and human head stops. In the
east wall are 2 repositioned C14 corbels and a small head. In
the nave north wall is a blocked segmental headed doorway. The
principal members of the nave and aisle roofs are moulded with
cusped braces to the angles, all probably C15. The nave and
chancel are structurally undifferentiated, but there is a
reassembled C15 screen of 4 lights to either side of the central
opening which is surmounted by a cusped ogee arch. The heads of
the lights are cusped with mouchettes. There is a C19 carved and
painted wooden reredos in the chancel. Other fittings are C19
apart from the C14 octagonal font bowl set on a later base.
Remnants of C14 stained glass consisting of 3 heraldic panels are
in the more easterly south aisle window and the chancel has 3
stained glass windows from c1889. Monument: in the east wall of
the south aisle is set a brass to Henry Millner d,1635, showing a
corpse in a winding sheet with arms above and surrounded by an
elaborate frame bearing guilloche decoration with cornice.

Listing NGR: TF0880281959

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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